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Research Scientist in Chemistry

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 Scientist 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 enrichment and characterization of post-translationally modified class I MHC peptides to be used for immunotherapy of cancer, and (c) for probing how lipid-signaling networks coordinate the mammalian immune response.

Completion of the Ph. D. degree in Chemistry is required by the appointment start date. Candidates are also required to 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. Candidates must also have extensive experience with Thermo Scientifc mass spectrometers, including the LTQ, LTQ (CID/ETD)-Orbitrap and Q Exactive instruments. Candidates also must have effective oral and written communication skills.

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, and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0615417.

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. Donald Hunt
(434) 924-3610
dfh@virginia. edu

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

## 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 Scientist

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

*Department:* Department of Chemistry

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

*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:* 11-20-2014

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74877

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

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

*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

*Posting Number:* 0615417

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

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

*Working Title:* Research Scientist in Chemistry

*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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