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Research Scientist

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 technology for a rapid genetic DNA analysis on a microfluidic device. This research involves development of microfluidics and biochemistry assays on the microfluidic scale including DNA extraction and DNA amplification. The position will be for a one year period, and reappointment is dependent upon funding and performance.

A PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline is required by the time of application. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, and at least 4 years of experience with, (a) design, construction and testing of instrumentation for microfluidic systems (b) some experience with forensic DNA analysis for human identification and (c) some experience with fabrication of integrated microfluidic devices. Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary science and engineering team is strongly desired.

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 0615443.

Review of applications will begin on December 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of January 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor James Landers at jpl5e@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

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):* 31695 AS-Chemistry

*Rank:* Research Scientist

*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=74908

*Working Title:* Research Scientist

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 12-08-2014

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

*Posting Number:* 0615443

*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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