Research Associate | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Research Associate

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottesville, VA, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to examine Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) infection of human tonsilar B cells in the laboratory of Dean H. Kedes, Ph. D. , M. D. The position is for one year and, thereafter, is negotiable. The successful candidate will possess a recently obtained doctoral degree (Ph. D. or M. D. /Ph. D. ) in a biomedical discipline and will join an interactive group of motivated scientists to investigate infection of human tonsilar B cells by KSHV (http://www. jci. org/articles/view/44185). The position requires candidates to be knowledgeable in the isolation and culture of primary human B-lymphocytes, B cell biology and differentiation, and have strong skills (at least 3 years of experience during their graduate work) in biochemistry, molecular biology and flow cytometry. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills and at least one and preferably two or more first-author publications. Experience with virology and co-culture techniques as well as three-dimensional culture systems would be helpful but are not required.

Qualified individual should submit an application at https://jobs. virginia. edu/ and search for posting #0615110 in the professional research staff listings. In addition to completing a candidate profile, please attach a cover letter stating your qualifications for this position (education and research experience) and how it fits into your future professional plans, as well as a current CV and the names and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin 10/06/2014, and the posting will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Kedes at kedes@virginia. edu.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/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.

## 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

*Location:* Charlottesville

*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=74476

*Working Title:* Research Associate

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 09-26-2014

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Posting Number:* 0615110

*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

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