Opportunities

Opportunities

LABORATORY SPECIALIST – 061543

Dr. John Lukens in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and detail-oriented Laboratory Specialist to perform and assist with experiments in a laboratory setting. The Lukens laboratory is investigating the immunological pathways that contribute to neuroinflammatory disease pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and models of CNS infectious disease. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting experimental assays, assisting in animal experiments, ordering lab supplies, maintaining lab equipment and helping to train undergraduate students.

Minimum qualifications include an Associate's degree or higher in Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience working in a laboratory setting, performing basic experiments and animal handling. Experience in classroom setting can be counted for one year of experience, and a Bachelor's degree in a related field may substitute for experience.

The successful candidate should also possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and be motivated to learn new laboratory techniques and skills. Applicants should also possess strong problem solving skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates with previous research experience in molecular biology, immunology and animal models are preferred.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0615431. This position will remain open to applications until filled. For further information about the position and application process, please contact Sharon Heyka via email srh5g@virginia.edu or call 434-924-9108.  The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW - 0610417
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in a new research center focused on brain immunology glia processes. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing experiments in specified areas of research and will write grant proposals, manuscripts for publication, and abstracts for presentation at national and international meetings. Supervision and instruction of graduate and undergraduate students is also required.

Candidates must have an MD and/or a PhD in Neuroscience, Immunology or related field and a record of research productivity and experience in these areas of interest for at least 4 years.  To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting Number 0610417. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line, attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.  Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Sharon Heyka, Grants Administrator, (434) 924-9108, srh5g@virginia.edu.  The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

LABORATORY SPECIALIST 
The Department of Neuroscience seeks a Laboratory Specialist to perform and assist with experiments in a laboratory setting. The duties will include performing technical assays, maintaining cell cultures, assisting with animal experiments, maintaining laboratory equipment, ordering lab supplies and providing experimentation record keeping. May supervise student/wage staff as needed. A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience or related field is required. A minimum of one year laboratory experience is also required. Experience as a student will be considered. Animal handling experience is required for this position.

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - 0609801
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate to work on Multiple Sclerosis in the laboratory of Dr. Alban Gaultier, Ph.D. Dr. Gaultier's lab is involved with studying the mechanisms involved in the initiation and progression of the neurodegenerative disease Multiple Sclerosis.

Candidates must have a PhD with a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology as well as have extensive experience in conducting independent research, supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in general biochemical, molecular biology and cell culture techniques and animal models are preferred.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0609801. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, letter of research interest and contact information for three references. This position will remain open to applications until filled.  For further information about the position and application process, please contact Sharon Heyka via email srh5g@virginia.edu or call 434-924-9108.  The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.