Senior Scientist in Biology

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville City, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
1883124774
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Professor David Parichy in the Department of Biology is seeking a Senior Scientist to manage an NIH funded research program focused on skin and scale development in the zebrafish. The applicant will be responsible for strategic decision making related to hypothesis testing and experimental design, and will have primary responsibility for data acquisition, evaluation of results, and preparation of presentations. He or she will also be responsible for managing and training any additional personnel who may work on this project, and will be expected to assist in routine managerial/training and other tasks required for laboratory functioning.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or related field and at least 6 years experience working with the zebrafish system. Additional requirements include: experience generating and isolating mutants and transgenic lines in zebrafish; expertise with time-lapse imaging and laser confocal microscopy; experience generating and analyzing single cell RNA-sequencing data; track record of writing research grants and submitting proposals; experience in comparative developmental biology. Prior experience studying zebrafish skin or scale development highly desirable.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.
Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and the posting will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Patrick Hopkins, Professor, at peh4v@virginia.edu.
For questions regarding the application process, contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.
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