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Research Scientist- Gumbiner Lab


Research Scientist- Gumbiner Lab

  • R0039768
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
We are seeking a Research Scientist in the area of vascular/endothelial biology to pursue a project to understand and reduce vascular leakiness, an important problem in many types of inflammation and disease. This project will involve the analysis of novel VE-cadherin activating monoclonal antibodies that reduce endothelial permeability. A major effort will entail examining the effects of these antibodies in several different mouse models of vascular leakiness, inflammation, and diseases. These may involve collaborations with other groups at UVA with expertise in various models. The project will also require analysis of effects on cells and tissues, and applicants should also be proficient in recombinant DNA construction, cell culture, transfection, immunofluorescence microscopy, and basic protein biochemistry. Additional important skills include proficiency with image analysis software, and biostatics software.

Minimum Requirement
Education : Ph.D. or terminal degree. ABD may be accepted.

Preferred Requirements

Education : Ph.D. degree in biomedical science, in a field such as physiology, cell biology, immunology, or developmental biology.

Experience : 3 years Postdoc experience

  • Skills in performing in vivo experiments in animals, preferably mice, are required
  • Proficiency in molecular and cell biology techniques, including recombinant DNA construction, cell culture, transfection, immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Experience with basic protein biochemistry, including Western blot analysis, expression and purification of recombinant proteins, etc.
  • strong candidates should have a good record of publications and presentations; and skills in experimental design, data analysis, and data management; and the ability to work wellwith others

Application Instructions: Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:
  • A CV/resume
  • Contact information for 3 references (name, email, phone number)

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin right away, however, this position will be open until filled.

For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks , Academic Recruiter. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

Physical Demands
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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