The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates to work in the Center for Advanced Vision Science whose Director, Dr. Ambati, was a recipient of the 2014 NIH Director's Pioneer Award: https://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer/Recipients14.
Please attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to your application. The positions will remain open until filled.
For further information regarding the application process, please contact Gay Lynn Tonelli via email at email@example.com. For further information about the opportunity please visit http://bims.virginia.edu/faculty/jayakrishna-ambati/.
Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.
Full-time research or scholarship at the University.
Preparatory for a full-time academic or research career
Supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: PhD, MD, or equivalent degree(s) by start date
Experience: One-to-three years of experience in a basic science laboratory, with the ability of unsupervised planning, execution, data collection, and analyses.
The candidate must be a strong communicator who works well in a team setting. Good command of written and spoken English are essential. The ideal candidate will possess significant basic science knowledge using advanced techniques in one or more fields encompassing molecular biology or bioinformatics, genomics, protein isolation and characterization, Western, IP, 2-DIGE, ELISA, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, RNA isolation and characterization, qPCR, oligo-arrays, in vivo imaging, cell culture and transfection. Computer skills are necessary for data analysis and interpretation with expected proficiency in Windows, Office, AdobeSuite applications, SPSS or other statistical software, and ImageJ.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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