## Posting Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral research associate interested in chemical biology and lipid signaling in the immune system.
Research associates will engage in cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research that integrates synthesis of small-molecule probes with mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics for pathophysiological analyses of enzyme-disrupted cells and animals. Research associates will receive training in chemoproteomics, lipid biochemistry, in vivo pharmacology, and mass spectrometry. Specific project areas include design, synthesis, and evaluation of small molecules targeting lipid metabolism and signaling in inflammatory disorders, as well as development of novel small molecule- and cell-based immunotherapies in cancer.
The Department of Chemistry is located within walking distance from the School of Medicine at UVa providing a unique environment to carry out basic discovery research with a strong translational focus. Research associates will have ample opportunities to expand their training through collaborations with clinical scientists and physicians at the NCI-designated Cancer Center, Cardiovascular Research Center, and Carter Immunology Center in the medical school.
Completion of a PhD degree in Chemistry or related discipline is required at time of appointment. Published expertise in synthetic chemistry, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, or immunology is strongly preferred.
To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs. virginia. edu) and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0614964.
Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. This is a one-year appointment, which may be renewed for an additional two one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Professor Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu
Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
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. *
University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.
## 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):* 31695 AS-Chemistry
*Rank:* Research Associate
*Position Type:* Teaching and Research Faculty
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Department of Chemistry
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Faculty
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74292
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 09-09-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0614964
*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred 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
*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response