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Research Associate - Orthopaedic Surgery

Charlottesville

Research Associate - Orthopaedic Surgery

  • R0040605
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Research Associate

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia seeks applications for a Research Associate position at the postdoctoral level to study the pathogenesis and potential therapeutics of intervertebral disc degeneration. Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in cell and molecular biology-related fields. In addition to experience in molecular therapy, the candidates should have backgrounds in cell culture, in vitro assays, animal handling, and histological studies. Small animal surgical experience is preferred, and knowledge and experience with immunostaining and RNA work are also desirable. Effective spoken and written communication skills are essential. Proficiency in computer programs for data compilation and evaluation is required.

This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding. The successful candidate will receive a one-year appointment. Contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds, the appointment is renewable in one-year increments up to three years with the possibility of extension for two additional years.

This position will remain open until filled.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in cell and molecular biology-related fields.
Experience:
  • This position requires that candidates have: Experience in molecular biology;
  • Backgrounds in cell culture, in vitro assays, and histological studies;
  • Effective spoken and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in computer programs for data compilation and evaluation and advanced Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.
  • Candidates with animal surgical experience are preferred.

Licensure: None

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs. Some standing may be required while conducting experiments

Application Instructions
External Applicants please apply through Workday and search for the requisition #R0040605. Complete an application online, and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Internal UVA Applications: please apply through your Workday home page. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
For further information about the position and application process, please contact Dr. Joshua Li, Associate Professor, at li-spine@virignia.edu , Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 434-243-0245. For questions about the application process, please contact Eric Allen @ uth9qh@virginia.edu .

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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