## Posting Summary:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate/postdoctoral fellow to work on the crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the central nervous system in the context of depression. Position is in the laboratories of Dr. Alban Gaultier and Dr. Jonathan Kipnis within the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (http://www. medicine. virginia. edu/research/institutes-and-pr ograms/big/welcome-to-big).
Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date, and have a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as extensive experience in conducting independent research, and supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in microbiome research and animal models of depression are preferred.
To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on Posting Number 0616813. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of research interest and contact information for three references. This position will remain open to applications until filled.
For further information about the position and application process, please contact Sharon Heyka via email srh5g@virginia. edu or call 434-924-9108.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly 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
Contact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
Statement of Research Interest
## Employment Conditions for Faculty
U. Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer 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):* 40455 MD-NESC Neuroscience
*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
*Department:* Department of Neuroscience
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2016
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=76652
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 07-21-2015
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0616813
*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
*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt