Research Scientist, Beirne-Carter Immunology Center
Company: Virginia Jobs
Posted on: September 15, 2023
A position is available at the Beirne Carter Center for
Immunology Research ( CIC ), at the University of Virginia in the
research group of Dr. Coleen McNamarato study the role of IgE to
Alpha-gal in atherosclerosis. We have shown that humans with IgE to
Alpha-gal have increased coronary artery plaque volume and features
of plaque instability, as measured by intravascular ultrasound
(Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 Jul;38(7):1665-1669). Follow
on studies implicated the CCL20-CCR6 axis in B cell class switching
to IgE in humans (Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022 Jan 13;8:791028). We
are now seeking a deeper understanding of the fundamental
mechanisms involved. The project is part of a newly funded MPI R01
and will utilize novel mouse models, adoptive transfer studies,
gene expression analysis, flow and mass cytometry, and biospecimen
(plasma and PBMCs) from human subjects with and without CVD.
Job responsibilities include:
- Full-time research or scholarship at the University.
- Preparatory for a full-time academic or research career.
- Supervised by a senior scholar; and allows the appointee to
publish the results of his/her research or scholarship.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may
be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree(s) in hand by start
- Demonstrated experience in immunology, molecular and cellular
biology, or a related field.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in
immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or human
- Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD, or
equivalent degree in a relative scientific field of study
- Eligibility for NIH post-doctoral fellowship funding is helpful
but not mandatory Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven grant writing skills is also important (e.g.,
post-doctoral awards and/or submitted PI-level grants).
- Highly motivated to develop new research avenues. This is a
12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal ( for an
additional two, one-year increments) contingent upon satisfactory
performance and the availability of funding. For more information
on the benefits at UVA, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits .
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
This position will remain open until filled. The University will
perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A
completed pre-employment health screen is required for this
position prior to employment.
Please apply through Workday , and search for R0052327. Internal
applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by
searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the
- CV or Resume
- Cover letter
- Contact information for three professional references Upload
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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
Questions relating to the application process should be directed to
Jeremy Brofft, Senior Recruiting Specialist, email@example.com .
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About the CIC
The CIC was established to expand basic, translational, and
clinical research in Immunology. It is a vibrant, collaborative
community of Immunologist studying immune mechanisms in a variety
of contexts. https://www.immunology.virginia.edu/
About the University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of
higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs,
distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud
history as a renowned research university. The community and
culture of the University are enriched by active student
self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA
Division 1 Athletics program. www.virginia.edu
Located in Central Virginia just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
Charlottesville offers stunning beauty, extraordinary culture and
an inexhaustible list of things to do. In the span of a single day,
you can go horseback riding, dine at a five-star restaurant and
catch a concert at one of the many performance venues downtown.
Charlottesvillebrings together the best of many worlds, offering
the livability and community found in smaller cities with the
amenities and cultural attractions of a metropolis.
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,
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