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Research Associate in Chemical Engineering

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Lab of Prof. Steven Caliari.

We are seeking candidates to work on our recently funded NIH projects in the areas of biomaterial design, disease mechanobiology, and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. The successful candidate will develop skills in these areas while also writing papers/proposals and presenting their research at meetings. The highest standards of ethics and laboratory safety will be expected at all times.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical or Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field is required by the start date. The applicant should have a strong writing ability as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications and grant/fellowship applications.

Experience in biomaterials and tissue engineering with complementary expertise in areas such as polymer synthesis/chemistry, immunology, or microfabrication is preferred. The researcher in this position will work with both graduate and undergraduate students, so preference will be given to candidates who also have experience mentoring students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter indicating your research interests in the Caliari Lab, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2021, 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 Steven Caliari, Assistant 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, including 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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