Posting Summary: The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in Dr. Barry Hinton's laboratory using fluorescence microscopy, in vitro organ culture, Real Time PCR and immunolocalization approaches to study Wolffian duct elongation and folding. In addition, the candidate will generate various conditional mutations of genes in mice that affect Wolffian duct development. The goal is to examine the role of genes and their downstream signaling targets that regulate Wolffian duct tubular morphogenesis. These studies integrate basic cell and advanced molecular biology with confocal microscopy to examine Wolffian duct development. This person will also supervise undergraduate students and work with technicians and other postdoctoral fellows.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and 3-5 years' postdoctoral experience in cell biology, imaging and advanced cell culture methods. The candidate should also be familiar with approaches designed to examine the function of reproductive tissues. Expertise in recombinant DNA methods and imaging 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 number0612589. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach your 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.