University of Virginia Research Scientist in Charlottesville, Virginia

Posting Summary:

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in the laboratory of Michael J. Weber, Ph.D. The research will utilize molecular and cellular analysis of dynamic cell signaling mechanisms to overcome intrinsic and adaptive drug resistance in patients with B cell malignancies and other cancers.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology and/or pharmacology as well as either an MD or DVM and have 2-3 years of post-doctoral work experience in the area of B cell malignancy, targeted therapy, and cell signaling. Hands on experience as well as technical training with cutting edge tools such ImageStream, flow cytometry, and/or CyTOF and a strong knowledge base in B cell biology and molecular biology are required. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work independently, be able to supervise and collaborate with other investigators, and also have outstanding communication and writing skills. A strong record of publications and presentations at national and international conferences is also required. This is a 2 year appointment with the possibility of extension.

If qualified, submit an application at and search for posting #0621155 in the professional research staff listings. In addition to completing a candidate profile, please attach a letter stating your qualifications for this position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For information only (do not send application material), contact Liz Hupp at

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/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.

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.

Rank: Research Scientist

Required Applicant Documents: CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

Department: Department of Microbiology

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Posting Date: 06-19-2017

Location: Charlottesville

Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule?: Yes

Employment Posting Category: Professional Research Staff

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Anticipated Hiring Range: Dependent on experience

Appointment Type: Professional Research Staff

Posting Number: 0621155

Number of Months/Year: 12

Drug Testing Required?(Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included): No

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Posting for UVA Employees Only: No Response

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

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Tenure Status: Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment

Organization (Position Organization): 40445 MD-MICR Microbiology

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Number of Work Hours Per Week:(format: xx.xxxx): 40

Working Title: Research Scientist

Is this position eligible for Telecommuting?: No

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