Research Associate

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform research in the area of soft matter theory and computational simulation. This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

Completion of the Ph. D. degree in Chemistry or a related discipline is required by appointment start date. In addition, the successful candidate should have a scientific background in statistical mechanics and numerical simulations. Candidates must possess a proven ability to design novel scientific investigations and interpret their results, as well as draft papers and publish in high-quality scientific journals. Candidates are expected to provide a leadership role within the lab and to assist in the training of both graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile online 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 0617495.

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2015 with an anticipated start date of January 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor Kateri DuBay at dubay@virginia. edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Lin Burton (434) 924-4360 or lgb4d@virginia. edu.

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

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.

*Rank:* Research Associate

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Department:* Department of Chemistry

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2016

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 10-15-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77504

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Number:* 0617495

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

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

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31695 AS-Chemistry

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx. xxxx):* 40

*Working Title:* Research Associate

*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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