Posting Summary: The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple Research Scientists to work in Dr. Barry Gumbiner's laboratory to study the regulation of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion as it pertains to control of epithelial and endothelial barrier function. The work in the laboratory integrates cell and molecular biology approaches with mouse animal models to study cadherin function in epithelial tissues and the vasculature. Of particular interest will be the study of cadherins in maintaining epithelial and endothelial barriers during the inflammatory process. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as an involvement in writing manuscripts and grants.
Candidates must have a PhD or MD, 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cell biology, developmental biology, or molecular biology in areas relevant to topics described above. Expertise in recombinant DNA methods, immunofluorescence imaging, and animal models are strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and productively are required.
The environment in Cell Biology at UVa is highly supportive and interactive, including joint research meetings and seminars in various aspects of cell and developmental biology. For additional information about the research in the department, please visit the department's Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/cellbiology/
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu; and search on posting number 0609991. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will be open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.