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Research Associate in Pharmacology

Research Associate in Pharmacology

  • R0036685
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Pharmacology Department in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a Research Associate to work with the Director of The nanoSTAR Institute. The successful candidate will provide research expertise and technical guidance on experimental design, development, optimization and validation of nanoscale drug development and delivery for medical applications.

The individual should possess strong organizational skills to facilitate operational, regulatory and administrative needs of nanoSTAR..The individual will work with core user facilities and multiple faculty research groups across the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Responsibilities include:
  • Validating physiochemical properties of various nanoscale formulations or devices for therapy, imaging, and diagnostics.
  • The candidate will also be responsible for working with basic scientists and clinicians to help design in vitro, in vivo and microfluidic device experiments, to determine the efficacy and safety of these nanoscale formulations or devices, especially focused towards oncogenic applications.
  • The candidate will be involved in student recruiting and engage in training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary research.

This position is funded through philanthropic support and will specifically focus on medical-related research in collaboration with clinicians and researchers within the School of Medicine.

  • Education: A Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Bioengineering, Materials Sciences, Nanotechnology, or a related field is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years of related experience is required. The individual should exhibit strong organizational and leadership skills, as well as creative approaches to nanoscale drug delivery.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.


Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences

2. Resume or CV

3. Contact information for 3 references

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “ R0036685 ".

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0036685”

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/

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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.


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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