Open Positions

Bioinformatics Analyst – Posting #: 0622121 – Open Until Filled

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to contribute to projects that use a systems biology approach to studying the complex interplay between the nervous and immune systems in neurological disorders. The position is in the Kipnis laboratory within the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (https://med.virginia.edu/big/), and the analyst will be under the supervision of Drs. Jonathan Kipnis and Christopher Overall. The center is at the forefront of neuroimmunology, with excellent experimental labs, which will give the incumbent a singular opportunity to tightly couple computation with experiment. The primary responsibilities of the analyst will be (1) to develop pipelines for analyzing large omics datasets (e.g., bulk RNA-seq) that will run on UVA’s high-performance cluster, (2) to process datasets generated by the Kipnis lab and other labs in the BIG center, and (3) to contribute to the development of bioinformatics software for internal use and for publication.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or a related field. A Master’s is preferable. One year of experience programming (preferably R/Bioconductor and Python) is required, as is experience with analyzing omics data, such as transcriptomics (RNA-seq and microarrays), protein-DNA binding (e.g., ChIP-seq), DNA methylation, and DNA variation. The analyst should be team-oriented and have good communication skills, as there will be frequent interaction with experimental biologists. Student experience may be considered. Proficiency in Linux is expected.

To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting # 0622121. Complete a candidate profile and provide a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, Department Administrator, at js8sj@virginia.edu.

 

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Posting #: 0624111 – Open Until Filled

The Department of Neuroscience of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, home of the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating outstanding scientific achievement will be considered. This is an open search but preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses neural circuitry/systems neuroscience, neurodegeneration, or glia biology.

The University of Virginia provides a dynamic intellectual environment with opportunities for cutting-edge research collaborations. Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is an institution-wide strength that brings together faculty from the Department of Neuroscience with exceptional faculty in a number of other departments in the College and the School of Medicine. Outstanding contributions to these research endeavors come from Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. (MSTP), and undergraduate training programs in the neurosciences.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational resources for people of all ages. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community with vibrant art and music scenes along with annual film, book, and innovation festivals.

To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting # 0624111. Complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, two-page research statement, and list of three references.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Tajie Harris, PhD, at tajieharris@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, Department Administrator, at js8sj@virginia.edu.

 

Laboratory Specialist – Posting #: 0624440 – Open Until Filled

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Jasmin Herz. This position provides assistance with laboratory oversight and experimental procedures. Duties will include:

1) Utilizing specialized instrumentation skills such as microscopy, animal behavior and flow cytometry. Someone with previous laboratory work experience that can work independently would be beneficial since a variety of technical skills will be taught and needed.

2) Working in a highly collaborative research and training environment and working with post-docs and graduate students is essential.

3) Assisting with ordering and stocking general lab supplies (e.g. general reagents and antibodies for flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry).

4) Setting up and maintaining equipment (such as the microscopes).

A Bachelor’s degree in in Neuroscience, Biology, or Chemistry, and at least one year of lab experience (student experience may be accepted) is required.

This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

This position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position, visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting # 0624440. Complete a staff application online, attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references (name, email, phone).

For questions about the position and application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at js8sj@virginia.edu.

To view all of our open positions, please visit the Jobs@UVA page and search for jobs in the Department of Neuroscience. If you are interested in working with a particular PI, please contact them directly.