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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience

  • R0034462
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine, laboratory of Dr. Harald Sontheimer (UVA) is recruiting two Postdoctoral Research Associates to carry out full time NIH funded research on cellular, molecular, and circuit changes related to Epilepsy and Alzheimer diseases.

One NIH funded research project seeks to examine a role for specialized extracellular matrix structures called perineuronal nets in the development of epilepsy. The second project is examining the contribution of focal ischemia to neuronal cell loss in Alzheimer disease. Both projects consider changes in glial neuronal interactions as important contributors to disease.

These studies are conducted in a well-resourced environment embedded within a team of neuroscientists/engineers with experience in molecular biology, electrophysiology and imaging. Basic familiarity with neuroscience techniques including molecular biology and microcopy is desirable, although applicant with an engineering background are also sought. Experience in working with living organisms is advantageous yet not essential.

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.Pay will be commensurate with experience but will significantly exceed the NIH recommended pay scale.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in neurobiology, neuroscience, physics, engineering or similar fields. The ideal candidate is proficient in at least one of the following techniques: confocal microscopy, brain slice patch clamp electrophysiology, ratiometric calcium imaging, extracellular electrophysiology, neural implant surgery, signal processing, circuit design. The candidate is expected to have a successful research record as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The position will remain open until filled.


Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0034462.Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0034462. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume

The successful candidates will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jessica Russo, Recruiter, at sxv9xv@virginia.edu .

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Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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