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Research Associate in Biology - Charlottesville - 22901

Local Staffing
Newcomb Hall, Virginia, US
Closing date
Oct 25, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Associate position in the lab of Dr. Xiaorong Liu. This position will study the development and disease of mouse visual system. Specifically, the lab investigates how retinal ganglion cells mature during postnatal development and how these cells degenerate in mouse models of glaucoma. The incumbent will work independently in advancing these studies using an integrative approach that combines imaging, molecular, genetics, physiological, and behavioral techniques.
QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Biology, or a related discipline is required by the start date. Candidates with previous research experience in mouse genetics, molecular biology, and/or electrophysiology are preferred.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at [] and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Xiaorong Liu at
For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at
For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit [] and [].
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