Research Scientist | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Research Scientist

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple Research Scientists to work in Dr. Barry Gumbiner's laboratory to study the regulation of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion as it pertains to control of epithelial and endothelial barrier function. The work in the laboratory integrates cell and molecular biology approaches with mouse animal models to study cadherin function in epithelial tissues and the vasculature. Of particular interest will be the study of cadherins in maintaining epithelial and endothelial barriers during the inflammatory process. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as an involvement in writing manuscripts and grants.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD, 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cell biology, developmental biology, or molecular biology in areas relevant to topics described above. Expertise in recombinant DNA methods, immunofluorescence imaging, and animal models are strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and productively are required.

The environment in Cell Biology at UVa is highly supportive and interactive, including joint research meetings and seminars in various aspects of cell and developmental biology. For additional information about the research in the department, please visit the department's Web site: http://www. virginia. edu/cellbiology/

To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu; and search on posting number 0609991. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will be open until filled.

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.

## 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):* 40410 MD-CELL Cell Biology

*Rank:* Research Scientist

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

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

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

*Department:* Department of Cell Biology

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2013

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=67409

*Working Title:* Research Scientist

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 05-20-2012

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

*Posting Number:* 0609991

*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

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