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The Department of Pathology has an immediate Research Associate position available for individual with Ph.D. or M.D., to study the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of myotonic muscular dystrophy (DM). Areas of research include post-transcriptional gene regulation, RNA biology, muscle/cardiac development and mouse genetics. The laboratory utilizes molecular techniques, cell biology... and transgenic mouse models to address various aspects of DM. A background in rodent genetics, and/or experience in molecular and cell biology with an interest in human disease are essential. Experience in small animal techniques such as embryo harvests, EMG/ECG, in-situ hybridization and histology would be an asset.

Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years1 and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.
• Full-time research or scholarship at the University.
• Preparatory for a full-time academic or research career
• Supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
• Please submit curriculum vitae, research interests and contact information of three references with your application.


Education: Doctoral degree
Experience: None
Licensure: None


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0055419"


Complete an application online and attach:

· CV/Resume

· Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position

Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Academic Recruiter, at uth9qh@virginia.edu


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 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 (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information
Charlottesville VA United States


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