Research Scientist

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in the neuro-oncology laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Purow, MD. The incumbent will work on exciting projects on new targets in glioblastomas and other cancers, microRNAs in glioblastoma, and ways to target subsets of glioblastoma and other brain tumors. The laboratory is also expanding into novel approaches to boost neural stem/progenitor cells and promote brain maintenance and repair. Additional duties will include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication, participation in lab meetings and active collaboration with other researchers. Experience in teaching students at the undergraduate and graduate level is favored.

Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD, have completed at least three years of post-doctoral research, and have published in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in basic neuroscience or molecular biology research. Previous experience in neuro-oncology laboratory research is preferred. The candidate must work independently and ethically, document all research data appropriately, apply for independent funding where applicable, and publish data in qualified journals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The candidate should demonstrate potential to be trained as an independent investigator.

To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on posting number 0615923. Complete a candidate profile online and attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Benjamin Purow via email at bwp5g@virginia. edu.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins via email at gph3z@virginia. edu or via phone 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.

## 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.

## 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

*Location:* Charlottesville

*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):* 2016

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75551

*Working Title:* Research Scientist

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 02-25-2015

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

*Posting Number:* 0615923

*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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