## Posting Summary:
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Prof. Ariel Gomez. The incumbent will conduct studies investigating renin cell fate in the kidney vasculature, particularly the interaction of the renin gene regulatory sequences with other genes in the genome, the chromatin modifications responsible for the phenotype of renin cells and the transcriptional factories/gene-gene interactions responsible for the renin cells phenotype. Additional duties will include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication, participation in lab meetings, teaching other members of the lab, and active collaboration with other researchers.
Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD, publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than three years' postdoctoral experience. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, histology, cell culture and mouse work.
The Candidates must work independently and ethically, document all research data, and publish data in qualified journals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The candidates should demonstrate potential to be trained as an independent investigator.
If qualified, submit an application at https://jobs. virginia. edu/ and search for posting 0617438 in the professional research staff listings. Or visit: jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77426. In addition to completing a candidate profile, please attach a letter stating your qualifications for this position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. The position will remain open until filled. For further information please contact Greg Haskins at gph3z@virginia. edu.
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. *
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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.
*Rank:* Research Scientist
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Department of Pediatrics
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2017
*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:* 09-30-2015
*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77426
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Number:* 0617438
*Number of Months/Year:* 12
*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No
*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment
*Organization (Position Organization):* 41095 MD-PEDT Nephrology
*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx. xxxx):* 40
*Working Title:* Research Scientist
*Is this position eligible for Telecommuting? :* No
*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response