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Research Associate in Pharmacology (Schulman Lab)


Research Associate in Pharmacology (Schulman Lab)

  • R0032384
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Schulman Lab in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate (postdoc) to assist investigators in examining the regulation of transcription by members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily and exploring links between lipid metabolism and inflammation. The successful candidate will take advantage of novel mouse models developed in the lab that allow the spatial and temporal control of lipid metabolism using small molecules. The position requires experience utilizing techniques in molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, and biochemistry and the ability to make decisions according to ethical standards. The Research Associate will oversee the day-to-day operation of projects, confer with PI in developing plans for research projects, discuss the interpretation of results, and help prepare scientific manuscripts for publication. Additional requirements include excellent writing and communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to follow instructions, and general laboratory knowledge (e.g., lab procedures, basic safety precautions, how to handle samples and laboratory equipment, etc.).

We are targeting curious, self-driven candidates who are passionate about basic scientific research. The incumbent will perform independent research with the goal of providing preparatory training for a career as a scientific professional.

Principal Responsibilities :
  • Perform experiments using state-of-the-art molecular, genetic, and physiological approaches, such as flow cytometry, genome-wide analysis of gene expression, and the use of genetically engineered mouse models.
  • Work efficiently and cooperatively to assist other lab members with experiments.
  • Participate in laboratory meetings and read literature applicable to the research area.
  • Help with lab organization, including accurate documentation and recording/maintenance of data files.
  • Assist with other support duties relating to lab management and operations as required.

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Background in the study of gene regulation, inflammation, immunology, or metabolism evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform complex tasks effectively and independently with general instruction.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member while engaged in collaborative studies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow instruction with an eagerness to learn, grow professionally, and be mentored.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise. Proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.
  • Experience working with rodents is preferred

Learn more about the Schulman Lab: https://pharm.virginia.edu/schulman-lab/

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment and a health screening per University policy.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$60,000 annual.


Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences.
  • Resume or CV

***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. ***

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0032384”.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0032384”.

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/

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.


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