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The Lukens Lab (www.Lukenslab.com) in the Department of Neuroscience, Harrison Family Translational Research Center in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Center of Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a motivated Senior Staff Scientist to investigate how the immune system contributes to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative... diseases. The Lukens Lab is particularly interested in interrogating the roles played by inflammasomes, immune-based DNA damage sensors, ITAM/ITIM receptors, and microbiota in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease.
• This individual will manage their own independent research projects, contribute to the training of other lab members, present their work at lab meetings and conferences, and aid in writing grant applications and manuscripts from the lab.
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. John Lukens at jrl7n@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is located in picturesque and historical Charlottesville, with outstanding schools, affordable housing, is less than two hours from Washington, DC, and only an hour away from Richmond, VA.

Qualified candidates must have:
• PhD or MD, excellent written and oral communication skills, and have published first author publications
• Experience in grant writing and desire to contribute to the writing of lab grants and manuscripts
• Interest and confidence in exploring new research directions
• High level of motivation and technical capacity to drive research projects
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work with others as part of a team, including both teaching and learning from others

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong background in neurodegenerative disease research, neurobiology, or immunology
• Experience with mouse models of neurodegenerative disease
• Experience with one or more of the following methods: confocal microscopy, cell or tissue culture, molecular biology, RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics, behavior studies, and flow cytometry
• Affinity for science writing

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefitted position.

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position.

To Apply:

Please apply through the UVA job board, and search for R0062729. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae (CV)

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Freeman, Recruiter, at jf2sw@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information
Charlottesville VA United States


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