We welcome applications for the position below!


Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Microfluidic Analysis of Immunity

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Pompano lab.  Our lab performs innovative research at the intersection of bioanalytical chemistry, immunology, and microscale engineering.  By developing new tools and analysis techniques, we seek to provide insight into the mechanisms of inflammatory disease and point to new therapeutic approaches.

The successful candidate will conduct an independent research program to design and test microfluidic systems for the study of complex functions in intact tissue or 3D-culture models of the immune system.  Combined expertise in microfluidics, microfabrication, and the study of biological systems is required.  Knowledge of immunology is not required as long as researcher is eager and able to rapidly gain expertise and skills in new fields of research.  Experience with live imaging by fluorescent microscopy is a plus.  The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to write scientific papers and grant proposals and to present at conferences.  Candidates are expected to provide leadership within the lab, help maintain a high-energy and collegial lab culture, assist in the training of graduate and undergraduate students, and help keep laboratory safety regulations. Completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date.

This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed for up to two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.  Review of applications is ongoing.  The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach the following: a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references.  Please search for posting # 0617631 under Professional Research Staff.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Rebecca Pompano, Ph.D. at PompanoGroup@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to Lin Burton at 434-924-4360 or lgb4d@virginia.edu.