Open Positions

Postdoc – Harris Lab

The Department of Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the lab of Dr. Tajie Harris. The successful candidate will perform research in the field of innate immunity to CNS infection. The laboratory aims to elucidate the mechanisms by which the innate immune response is activated by infection. The laboratory utilizes multiphoton microscopy, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and other techniques to understand how immune cells function in immune-privileged tissues. The successful candidate will join the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia, a dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art microscopy and flow cytometry facilities.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or a PhD in Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or a related field in hand by the start date and must have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Extensive experience with flow cytometry (8 color or more), confocal microscopy, and a basic knowledge of cellular immunology techniques is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently and with a diverse group of scientists is essential.

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

Priority review of applications will begin on September 21, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0011313.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0011313. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Tajie Harris, Associate Professor, at  thh9t@virginia.edu .

For additional information about the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor at mew8js@virginia.edu.

Laboratory Specialist – Lukens Lab

The Department of Neuroscience seeks to hire a motivated and detail-oriented Laboratory Specialist to perform and assist with experiments in Dr. John Lukens Laboratory. The Lukens laboratory is investigating the immunological pathways that contribute to neuroinflammatory disease pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and models of autism. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the lab’s animal colony, conducting experimental assays, assisting in animal experiments, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment, and helping to train undergraduate students.

The successful candidate should be a self-starter and have strong attention to details. Qualified candidates should also possess strong problem solving skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates with previous research experience in molecular biology, immunology and animal models are preferred.  

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

Priority review of applications will begin on September 24, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience or a related field.

Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

TO APPLY:

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0017776.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0017776.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Tesha Westbrook, Grants and Contracts Specialist, at tcc4s@virginia.edu.

Postdoc – Eyo Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the lab of Dr. Ukpong Eyo. The successful candidate will perform research in the field of microglia in development and neurodevelopmental disorders. The laboratory aims to elucidate the mechanisms by which microglia are involved in the developing brain and interact with the vasculature. Techniques that will be employed include flow cytometry, confocal and electron microscopy, in vivo two photon imaging, behavioral studies and transcriptomic techniques. The successful candidate will join the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia, which provides access to state-of-the-art microscopy and flow cytometry facilities.

For more information about our research, please visit our website: https://med.virginia.edu/neuroscience/research/research/eyo-lab/

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Qualified candidates must have an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or a related field in hand by the start date

Experience: The candidate is expected to at least one first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Extensive experience in neuroimmunology, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and a basic knowledge of cellular immunology techniques is is preferred as well as RNA sequencing techniques. The ability to work independently, yet also interact well with a diverse group of scientists and students is essential.

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

Priority review of applications will begin on August 1, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

TO APPLY:

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0016354.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0016354.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu.

For additional information about the position, please contact Ukpong Eyo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, at ube9q@virginia.edu.

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