## Posting Summary:
The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Erin Foff. The incumbent conducts scientific research on the role of microRNAs in nucleotide repeat disorders, including ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia, and myotonic dystrophy. Responsibilities include all aspects of scientific work including design, performance, and interpretation of experiments as well as writing drafts of manuscripts presenting scientific findings. The work is conducted independently and assigned research is accomplished on his or her own initiative.
Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD and a record of research productivity and experience in nucleotide repeat disorders, microRNA, and/or iPSC/NSC handling or relevant related research. A minimum of 3 years' postdoctoral research experience is required.
To apply visit://jobs. virginia. edu and search for Posting Number 0615890. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and contact information for three references.
For further information about the position, please contact Erin Foff, MD, PhD, via email at epf4b@Virginia. EDU or via telephone at 434-924-8371.
The position will remain open until filled.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins via email at gph3z@virginia. edu or via telephone at (434) 924-2963.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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*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. *
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## 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):* 40850 MD-NEUR Neurology
*Rank:* Research Scientist
*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
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Department of Neurology
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75509
*Working Title:* Research Scientist
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 02-13-2015
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0615890
*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