Research Scientist

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Dan Gioeli. The Gioeli lab focuses on the mechanistic underpinnings of how signal transduction pathways cross-talk and contribute to cancer progression, with specific emphasis on identifying and understanding the nodes within the cell signaling network that cause cancer progression and resistance to therapy.

Candidates must have a PhD in cell or molecular biology or a related field, three years' postdoctoral experience, and the proven ability to lead a project and supervise and train laboratory support staff and students. Candidates with postdoctoral experience examining the physiologic properties of cells and the underlying mechanisms for how cells respond to the environment and knowledge of the tumor microenvironment and in particular how different cell types and environmental inputs influence how tumor cells survive, grow, and resist therapy are preferred. Preferred specific skills include: mammalian cell culture, transfection, transduction, immunofluorescence, generation of stable cell lines, handling of mice for xenograft studies, western blot analysis, FISH, and Flow Cytometry.

To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on Posting Number 0617491. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a curriculum vitae, letter of research interest and contact information for three references. The position will remain open to applications until filled.

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.

## 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):* 40445 MD-MICR Microbiology

*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 / ResumeContact information for 3 References - name, email, phoneStatement of Research Interest

*Department:* Department of Microbiology

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77500

*Working Title:* Research Scientist

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 10-09-2015

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

*Posting Number:* 0617491

*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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