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Research Scientist in Chemistry

University of Virginia
Newcomb Hall, VA
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Science, Chemistry
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Scientist, who is excited about the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will become the lab manager of Dr. Jill Venton's lab, managing research and personnel in the lab.

This position will perform research in electrochemical detection of neurotransmitters in the brain. They will use voltammetry and optogenetics as the latest tools of neuroscience research. The will manage graduate students and undergraduate students to help them obtain their research goals. They will also maintain safety and lab protocols and write research publications and grants for the lab. The candidate will conduct their own research and also perform common management jobs needed to successfully maintain the lab.

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: Candidates must have received their PhD in chemistry, neuroscience, or a related field by the appointment start date. Candidates must also have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates must have a working knowledge of either electrochemistry, in vivo neuroscience/neuromodulation, or fruit fly biology. The candidate must also have strong leadership skills in being able to manage personnel in the lab and project management skills to manage multiple projects at once. Candidates are expected to help lab members write grants and proposals, so good communication skills are required. They are expected to maintain a safe lab culture, write research papers and grants, and help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the laboratory.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 08, 2024, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Jill Venton, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

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

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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