Open Positions

Highlighted opening: Associate/Full Professor (#0618988)

The University of Virginia has designated Neuroscience as a major strategic focus, including the establishment of the UVA Brain Institute, and initiating strategic and coordinated hiring of faculty across the University in this area. As a part of this initiative, the University of Virginia School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience is seeking candidates for a tenure-eligible Associate/Full Professor position. 

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent and a history of exceptional publications and extramural funding in neuroscience. Incumbents will be expected to run an extramurally funded research laboratory in which post docs, graduate, and undergraduate students will play major roles. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the educational and service missions of the School of Medicine and the Brain Institute. 

Area of focus may include but is not restricted to: neurodegenerative disorders, and in particular in Alzheimer’s disease.


Faculty:

Associate/Full Professor (#0617671) – multiple positions available

The Department of Neuroscience and Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia are seeking candidates for tenure-eligible Associate and Full Professor positions.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, and at least 10 years of neuroscience and/or immunology research experience, as well as a history of exceptional publications and extramural funding. Incumbents will be expected to run an extramurally funded research laboratory in which post docs, graduate, and undergraduate students will play major roles. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the educational and service missions of the School of Medicine.

As a member of the Center and of the Department of Neuroscience the candidate is expected to interact with other faculty members in developing program project proposals in the area of neuroimmunology/glia biology, participate in Center and Departmental activities, and lead efforts in mentoring trainees and junior faculty members. Areas of focus include, but are not restricted to: neuroimmunology; microglia biology in neurodegenerative disorders; astroglia physiology; and blood-brain barrier function in healthy and diseased brain. A particular interest of the Center is in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, neurodevelopmental, and mental/cognitive disorders.

 

Research staff / Postdoctoral Fellows:

Research Scientist (#0618731) – Kipnis Lab

Kipnis Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to join its busy group. The successful candidate must have at PhD and at least 4-5 years of postdoctoral experience in a related field with a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals. This position will concentrate on the project dealing with the role of meningeal lymphatics and myeloid cell and their impact on CNS function. A strong genetic and molecular biology background will be necessary to successfully drive this project. The required skills include confocal microscopy, 2-photon live imaging, cell culture, cellular and molecular biology, and genetics. The candidate will also be responsible for training graduate and undergraduate students as well as assisting research associates with their individual projects. The successful candidate will design his/her own projects in conjunction with the PI as the basis for obtaining their own grant funding.

 

Laboratory Technician 2 (#0618133) – Zeitlin Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Technician 2 to conduct research in a laboratory that is using mouse models to study the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease with the goal of identifying potential treatments for this disorder. A successful candidate should be self-motivated, pay attention to detail, and have good organizational skills. A major responsibility of this position is to maintain our transgenic mouse colony and to genotype various strains of mice correctly using PCR. Other responsibilities include general laboratory management such as maintaining common stocks and equipment, ordering supplies, and preparation of shared reagents, as well as data entry and analyses using Excel, SigmaPlot, and Prism software. The learning of additional skills such as cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry, and western blotting etc. on the job will be encouraged.

An Associates degree with two years of laboratory experience (which may include laboratory experience as a student) or a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience or related field is required.

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding.

 

Laboratory Specialist 1 (#0617458) – Gaultier Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Alban Gaultier. This position entails providing assistance with laboratory oversight and experimental procedures. Duties will include animal handling, isolation and culture of primary cells, tissue culture, performing biochemistry and molecular biology assays, ordering supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment, and the training and overseeing of undergraduate students.

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or a related field and at least two years of lab experience (student experience may be accepted) is required. A strong background in primary cell isolation and tissue culture is desired.

This position is restricted and dependent on the continuation of funding.

 

Laboratory Specialist 1 (#0617457) – Zeitlin Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Laboratory Specialist 1 to conduct research in a laboratory that is using mouse models to study the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease with the goal of identifying potential treatments for this disorder. A successful candidate should be self-motivated, pays attention to detail, has good organizational skills, and can work independently. A major responsibility of this position is to manage a transgenic mouse colony including set up matings, PCR genotyping, and weaning. Other responsibilities include cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, and general laboratory management such as maintaining common stocks and equipment, ordering supplies, and preparation of shared reagents, as well as data entry and analyses using Excel, SigmaPlot, Prism and other software.

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field is required with at least three years of laboratory experience (which may include laboratory experience as an undergraduate student).

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding.

 

Research Associate (#0617374) – Harris Lab

The Harris Laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will perform research in the field of immune regulation during CNS infection. The laboratory aims to elucidate the mechanisms by which regulatory T cells function in the CNS in order to limit immune-mediated pathology. The laboratory utilizes multiphoton microscopy, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, among other techniques to understand how immune cells function in immune-privileged tissues. 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.

Qualified candidates must have an M.D. and/or a Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or a related field in hand by start date, and must have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Extensive experience with flow cytometry (8 color or more) or confocal microscopy and a basic knowledge of cellular immunology techniques is required. The ability to work independently, yet also interact well with a diverse group of scientists and students is essential.

 

Research Specialist 1 (#0617207) – Harris Lab

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Laboratory Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Tajie Harris, Ph.D. This position entails providing assistance with laboratory management and experimental procedures. Duties will include animal handling, performing immunoassays and PCR, ordering supplies, maintaining laboratory equipment, and the management of undergraduate students.

A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, or a related field is required. A minimum of one year of experience is required. A strong background in flow cytometry and/or confocal microscopy is desired.

This position is restricted and dependent on the continuation of funding.

 

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.