## Posting Summary:
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Virginia
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in Dr. Hui Zong's laboratory (hz9s@virginia. edu) at the Center for Cell Signaling, University of Virginia, to create and utilize mouse genetic tools to study glia functions in normal and cancer settings.
Research projects will include establishing and utilizing highly specific genetic tools to investigate intrinsic molecular mechanisms and extrinsic cell-cell interactions for normal glia functions and how defective signaling leads to initiation and progression of malignant glioma. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work independently on the projects, spending approximately 90% of the time conducting experiments and analyzing data, 5% on training graduate students, and 5% on writing manuscripts and grants. It is expected that the Research Associate will report research progress regularly in lab and collaborative meetings, present results and solicit input at local, national, and international conferences in the form of posters or oral presentations, and prepare figures and text for manuscripts with the Principal Investigator's input.
The position requires a PhD degree in Developmental Genetics, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, or a related area in hand at time of hire with a strong publication record in these areas. A minimum of three years of experience with full proficiency in techniques including mouse genetic models for human cancers or neurological diseases, BAC and ES cell-based transgenics, immunohistological and RNA in situ hybridization analysis in tissue sections, and confocal microscopy and image analysis, etc. , and experience in primary cell culture, stereotaxic brain injection, and intravital imaging are preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and can work independently or in a team setting. The hiring start date will occur on or after July 1, 2014.
To apply, go to https://jobs. virginia. edu and search for posting #0613894. Please complete a candidate profile and upload a cover letter detailing your research experience, as well as a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references. Applicant review will begin April 7, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about the posting (please do not send application material) may be addressed to Liz Hupp at ehh2e@virginia.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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## 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):* 40445 MD-MICR Microbiology
*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
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Department of Microbiology
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=72877
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 03-31-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0613894
*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