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Research Associate in Biology


Research Associate in Biology

  • R0034655
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Biology department at the University of Virginia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for studies focused on the genetic and cellular bases of post-embryonic development and homeostasis. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will contribute to on-going projects using zebrafish and its relatives and will have opportunities to design and execute new projects using modern methods of developmental genetic, genomic, and phenotypic analysis.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be based in Dr. David Parichy’s lab at the University of Virginia ( https://parichylab.org/ ).

The Biology Department at UVA ( http://bio.as.virginia.edu/ ) is an excellent training environment for curious, highly motivated scientists.The successful applicant can expect to interact frequently with the department’s strong, collegial group of evolutionary ecologists and geneticists ( https://www.eebvirginia.org/ ).

  • A PhD in Biology or a related field by the start date
  • Excellent written and oral communication, demonstrated by a strong record of publications
  • Ambition, creativity, independence, and ability to work well with others
  • At least 5 years’ experience with the zebrafish system

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Associate-in-Biology_R0030725 and attach the following;
  • a cover letter. In the cover letter, please address your research interests and experience, and your fit with the qualifications above.
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box .

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2022.Start date is flexible but prior to August 2022 is preferred. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For any questions about the lab and work environment,including to discuss the project,

please contact David Parichy, Professor, at dparichy@virginia.edu

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

For 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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