Posting Summary: The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the central nervous system in the context of depression. Position is in the laboratory of Dr. Alban Gaultier, within the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia.
Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree before the start date, and have a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as extensive experience in conducting independent research and supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in microbiome research, gnotobiotic mice and animal models of depression are preferred.
The Center for Brain Immunology and Glia is highly collaborative with state of the art shared equipment (https://med.virginia.edu/big/). Research topics studied include brain infections and injury, multiple sclerosis and autism. The University of Virginia is located in picturesque and historical Charlottesville, with outstanding schools, affordable housing, and is less than two hours from Washington, DC and only an hour away from Richmond, VA.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting Number 0621536. Applicants should complete a candidate profile, and attach a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, and a list of three references. For questions regarding the position or application process, please contact Jon Stafford at js8sj@Virginia.EDU.
The position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 353_82573
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.