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Research Associate, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center


Research Associate, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center

  • R0035913
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate to join the Wolf Lab. The Lab conducts cardiovascular disease research related potential novel therapies to treat myocardial infarctions and heart failure. This position represents an opportunity to advance knowledge, learn practical lab-based skills, gain research experience, and participate in exciting science for a highly motivated individual.

The lab culture is characterized by 1) a sense of community, collegiality, and collaboration; 2) a high level of creativity, innovation, and overall productivity; 3) lab personnel taking the initiative and having responsibility for promoting overall lab productivity and research quality; 4) an expectation that lab members take full ownership of research projects and drive discovery; and 5) meticulous attention to detail. We strive for a work environment that embodies the advancement of knowledge and innovation. Expectations also include publication and presentation of research findings.

Applicants should have a background in laboratory research. Specifically, the job requires lab bench-related research, including but not limited to experiments including FACS, isolation of cells and nuclei, Western blotting, general histochemical and immunofluorescence staining, and microscopy. This project will involve work with our transgenic mice colony and cardiac phenotyping. There are also opportunities to assist with in vivo cardiac experiments, perform echocardiography, and develop an understanding of cardiac physiology. Additionally, a desire to publish and present experimental findings is strongly encouraged.

Cardiovascular lab-based research is a pre-requisite. We will teach the applicant the techniques, methods, and protocols necessary for the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. and experience with immunofluorescent staining, fluorescent microscopy, working with mice (maintaining a transgenic mouse line, genotyping, phenotypic characterization).

Preferred: Experience with cell culture and/or FACS

Priority candidate review will begin on May 14, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.


Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0035913. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0035913. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Christi Maguire, Recruiting Specialist, at clm8sd@virginia.edu .

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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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