Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Research) University of Virginia (Charlottesville)

Quick Brief

  • Full time
  • Location: Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Visa sponsorship

Full Job Description

The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) with an MD or PhD. This position will be in a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded laboratory directed by Dr. Brant Isakson. The lab focuses on intercellular communication within the vasculature, spanning molecular studies to whole animal research, including translational projects. The lab employs various techniques and specialized mouse models, with current research emphasizing the cell biology of pannexin channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage in full-time research or scholarship at UVA.
  • Prepare for a full-time academic or research career.
  • Work under the supervision of a senior scholar, with opportunities to publish research findings.
  • Participate in multiple lab projects, contribute to study reports for sponsors, and assist in writing papers and grant applications.
  • Attend and participate in laboratory meetings and CVRC-related seminars.
  • Collaborate with graduate students, technicians, fellows, and other researchers involved in the projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Doctoral degree (MD or PhD) at the time of hire.
  • Experience: Preferred experience in various cell biology techniques, murine disease models, and knowledge of large pore channels.

Physical Demands

  • Primarily sedentary work involving extensive use of desktop computers.
  • Occasional travel may be required for meetings and programs.

Position Details

  • This is a restricted position dependent on project needs, funding availability, and performance.
  • Sponsorship for work visas is available.
  • Located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • The position will remain open until filled.

Application Process

Complete an application online and include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Three letters of reference

All materials should be uploaded into the resume submission field; multiple documents can be merged into one PDF for submission. Incomplete applications will not receive full consideration.

Important Information

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and usually limited to individuals who have been awarded a PhD or equivalent doctorate within the past five years. It is considered training for a full-time academic or research career.

The University will conduct background checks on all new hires before employment. A pre-employment health screening is also required.

Application Instructions

  • Apply through the UVA job board and search for R0061341.
  • Internal applicants should apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’

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