The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Jansen, MD PhD. The incumbent will conduct studies investigating the normal development of inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain and how this development is disrupted by mutations in the MTOR pathway associated with autism, brain malformations, and seizures. Additional duties will include writing and preparing manuscripts for scientific publication, participation in lab meetings and active collaboration with other researchers.
Candidates must have a MD and/or PhD in hand by the time of hire and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in basic neuroscience research. Previous experience in cellular electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, immunohistochemistry, neuronal cell culture, neurodevelopment, molecular biology, or epilepsy is preferred. The candidate must work independently and ethically, document all research data appropriately, apply for independent funding where applicable, and publish data in qualified journals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The candidate should demonstrate potential to be trained as an independent investigator.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on posting number 0620728 or visit: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81598. Complete a candidate profile online and attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.
For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Laura Jansen via email at LAJ2P@virginia.edu .
For further information regarding the application process, please contact Greg Haskins at email@example.com
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.