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Research Associate

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites candidates, excited for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment, to apply for a Research Associate position. The incumbent will perform research to develop new technology (a) for sequence analysis of intact proteins by front-end electron transfer dissociation, high resolution mass spectrometry on Orbitrap type instrumentation, (b) for characterization class I MHC peptides to be used for the immunotherapy of cancer, and (c) for probing how lipid-signaling networks coordinate the mammalian immune response.

Completion of the PhD degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and have already published papers in peer reviewed journals on the following topics: (a) fatty acid profiling of complex lipids, (b) use of immobilized metal (Fe+3) affinity columns for enrichment of phosphopeptides, (c) identification of class I MHC peptides presented on cancer cells and recognized by human cytotoxic T-cells, (d) identification of proteins expressed in microparticles derived from human plasma and (e) capillary electrophoresis interfaced to mass spectrometry.

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, a statement of research interest and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0615177.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Donald Hunt at dfh@virginia. edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to:
Valerie Dudding
(434) 924-4360 or vnh6y@virginia. edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty 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.

## Required Applicant Documents:

CV / Resume
Cover Letter
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
Statement of Research Interest

## 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

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Department:* Department of Chemistry

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74571

*Working Title:* Research Associate

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 10-13-2014

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

*Posting Number:* 0615177

*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

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