## Posting Summary:
The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Erin Foff, MD PhD in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Purow, MD. The incumbent will conduct studies investigating the role of miRNA and protein factors in mediating neurologic injury in several neurodegenerative disorders caused by nucleotide repeat disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration. Additional duties will include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication, participation in lab meetings and active collaboration with other researchers.
Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience or related field, in hand by start date, have less than 3 years' postdoctoral experience, and have published in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in basic neuroscience or molecular biology research. Previous experience in iPSC manipulation, cell culture including neuronal cell culture, RNA, murine models, and immunohistochemistry is preferred though not strictly required. The candidate must work independently and ethically, document all research data appropriately, apply for independent funding where applicable, and publish data in qualified journals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The candidate should demonstrate potential to be trained as an independent investigator.
To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on posting number 0615111. Complete a candidate profile online and attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references. Position will remain open until filled.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Erin Foff via email at epf4b@virginia. edu .
For further information regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Oliver via email at jmo8n@virginia. edu.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly 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):* 40850 MD-NEUR Neurology
*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 Neurology
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74479
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 09-26-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0615111
*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