Research Associate, Radiation Oncology

Job Description

The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to hire a Research Associate to study the role of the ubiquitin system in regulating cell cycle progression, genomic stability and cellular response to ionizing radiation. The incumbent will perform biochemical and genetic studies to identify novel ubiquitin ligases and deubiquitinases involved in the sensing and repairing of DNA damage in response to ionizing radiation. The successful candidate is expected to work independently and perform research on his/her own initiative and to collaborate with fellow students in the lab and department.

Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD.  Experience in protein ubiquitylation, DNA damage/repair, and chromatin biology is preferred. Candidates with significant expertise in genome-wide screening (siRNA/shRNA and CRISPR/Cas9_based screening) and/or the ability to use computational resources to analyze large datasets are highly encouraged to apply. 

For more information about the UVa Cancer Center, please visit: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/cancer/

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

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.

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 R0046025. 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 sxv9zv@virginia.edu .

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

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Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines  webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements?and?guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i 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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