Research Scientist

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Job description

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia seeks multiple postdoctoral Research Scientists to work in the Center for Advanced Vision Science whose Director, Dr. Ambati, was a recipient of the 2014 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award:

Dynamic and talented individuals are sought to join a vibrant group that has made pioneering contributions to ocular biology and innate immunity. Applicants should hold PhD, MD, or equivalent degree(s) by start date, and 1 to 3 years of experience in a basic science laboratory, with the ability of unsupervised planning, execution, data collection, and analyses. The candidate must be a strong communicator who works well in a team setting. Good command of written and spoken English are essential.

The ideal candidate will possess significant basic science knowledge using advanced techniques in one or more fields encompassing molecular biology or bioinformatics, genomics, protein isolation and characterization, Western, IP, 2-DIGE, ELISA, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, RNA isolation and characterization, qPCR, oligo-arrays, in vivo imaging, cell culture and transfection.

Computer skills are necessary for data analysis and interpretation with expected proficiency in Windows, Office, AdobeSuite applications, SPSS or other statistical software, and ImageJ.

Representative Publications:

How to apply

If interested please email your CV, cover letter and three references to Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati at Additionally you will need to apply online at: and search posting # 0620156. Complete a candidate profile online and attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open until filled.

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Heather Weller via email at

For further information about the opportunity please visit

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.