## Posting Summary:
The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville seeks a Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Halme to study tissue regeneration using the highly tractable model system, Drosophila melanogaster. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated scientist looking to progress to an independent position.
Our laboratory is combining genetic, molecular, and advanced microscopy techniques to examine the molecular, cellular, and neuroendocrine signaling pathways that are activated by larval imaginal tissue damage and contribute to tissue repair and regeneration. We have recently developed a genetic screen that has identified mutations that specifically inhibit the regenerative growth of imaginal tissues. Research projects are available to identify and characterize the genetic pathways that regulate imaginal tissue regeneration as well as to specifically examine a developmental checkpoint that coordinates regeneration with development.
Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology or a related field in hand by the start date. New graduates from PhD programs will be considered. Candidates must have research experience with multiple techniques including: molecular biology and gene expression analysis; microscopy and visualization techniques including fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry; and protein biochemistry, including ELISA and chromatin immunoprecipitation techniques. Experience studying developmental mechanisms in animal models, including animal dissection and preparation and culture of primary and immortalized cell lines derived from animal cells, and research experience studying tissue growth mechanisms and/or the regulation of endocrine signaling pathways that control growth are preferred.
To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on Posting Number 0613474. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest. Applicant review will begin 1/31/2014 and the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
## University Leadership Characteristics:
*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *
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## Required Applicant Documents:
CV / Resume
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
Statement of Research Interest
## Employment Conditions for Faculty
The University of Virginia may require criminal history background check as a condition of employment.
## EO/AA Statement:
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No
*Organization (Position Organization):* 40410 MD-CELL Cell Biology
*Rank:* Research Associate
*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Department:* Department of Cell Biology
*Area of Interest:* No Response
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2014
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=72328
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Anticipated Hiring Range:* $33, 300
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 01-21-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0613474
*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled
*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response
*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment