Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hendrickson Lab, Division of Hematology and Oncology at University of Virginia

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Job Description:

The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to provide scientific and technical support for laboratory-based research pertaining to molecular genetics with a heavy emphasis on DNA repair, DNA recombination, and CRISPR-mediated gene editing. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform research studies and assist in experiments for the research lab of Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

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 years 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Be responsible for their own research project

  • Perform and assist with experiments involving cell culture, Western blotting, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and quantitative PCR.

  • Assist with the collection and entry of data in electronic media.

  • In addition to the above responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:

Education: PhD or MD degree.

Experience: At least 5 years of lab experience.

Experience in molecular biology or another directly related scientific field is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to independently resolve problems and work accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to independently analyze and organize work procedures; plan and execute tasks or experiments; and interpret and report findings.

  • Ability to conduct laboratory experiments.

  • Ability to collect and handle data or samples.

  • Ability to understand laboratory process and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

The Research Associate will report to Dr. Eric A. Hendrickson, PhD.

This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. The position will remain open until filled. This is an exempt-level, benefitted position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A pre-employment health screening is required. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0043164. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV

  • Cover letter

  • Contact information for 3 references

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.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Russo, Academic Recruiter, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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ncluding 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.

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