## Posting Summary:
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Fernando Ruiz, PhD. The incumbent will conduct studies investigating the role of microbial pathogenesis in the context of human health disease, including molecular mechanisms of bacterial serine protease family pathogenesis employing cell lines in animal models. Additional duties will include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication, participation in lab meetings and active collaboration with other researchers.
Candidates must have a MD and/or PhD completed by the start date and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology immunology, cell culture in mouse models. Previous experience in microbial pathogenesis is preferred.
The Candidates must work independently and ethically, to document all research data applicable, and publish data in qualified journals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The candidates should demonstrate potential to be trained as an independent investigator.
To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on posting number 0614459 . Complete a candidate profile online and attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin 06/28/2014 and the position will remain open until filled.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Fernando Ruiz via email at fr3d@virginia. edu.
For further information regarding the application process, please contact Keith Johnson via email at fkj2t@virginia. edu.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
## 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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## 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):* 41085 MD-PEDT Infectious Diseases
*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 Pediatrics
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=73645
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 06-18-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0614459
*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