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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Surgery

Charlottesville

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Surgery

  • R0042662
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates to work in the lab of Drs. Jianjie Ma and Chuanxi Cai, whose research focuses on cell and molecular physiology, regenerative medicine, cancer biology, muscle and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, geriatric medicine and Alzheimer’s disease, and therapeutic development.

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.

The successful candidate will:
  • Participate in planning, design, execution, and management of research projects in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory investigating cancer in the Department of Surgery
  • Participate in developing and implementing goals and objectives of studies
  • Design and execute complex laboratory experiments
  • Perform advanced molecular and cellular techniques
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret research data
  • Assist with development and implementation of new and/or revised research methodologies and techniques
  • Test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods and make recommendations for utilization
  • Assist in establishment of controls, criteria, and research standards
  • Perform critical analysis of literature relevant to research being undertaken
  • Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles, and other documents
  • Assist principal investigator in the preparation of proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research
  • Coordinate laboratory activities and work assignments of research scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, and laboratory research staff
  • Oversee and coordinate periodic maintenance and testing of laboratory equipment
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


For additional information about the position, please contact Jianjie Ma ( Jianjie.ma@virginia.edu ) or Chuanxi Cai ( t xt5pt@virginia.edu).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: PhD or MDin Biology or a related field.

This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. The position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A pre-employment health screening is required.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Russo, Academic Recruiter, at sxv9zv@virginia.edu .

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0042662. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 references


Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

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.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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