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Post Doctoral Research Associate in Microbiology, Derr Lab

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

Job Description:

UVA School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology in the lab of Dr. Isabelle Derr.

The position is funded through the U19 collaborative grant - Structure, Immunity and Microbiome: Human 3D biomimetics cervicovaginal models for Sexually Transmitted Infections (SIM-STI). The overall SIM-STI project regroups four laboratories and integrates bioengineering, microbiology, cell biology, and immunology, to study host-pathogen interactions. The present position will investigate the effects of sex hormones on Chlamydia trachomatis infections.


  • PhD in biological sciences is required
  • First author publication(s)
  • Experience in conducting experiments in a research laboratory, preferably related to host-pathogen interactions, cell biology or reproductive biology
  • Experience in conducting research in a BSL2 environment
  • Experience in tissue culture, preferably with primary cells
  • Experience in confocal microscopy
  • Able to coordinate and collaborate with members of the other teams involved in the SIM-STI project
  • Strong organizational skills, working concurrently on several projects and meeting deadlines
  • High level of motivation and intellectual and technical capacity to drive a research project
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Review of applications will begin May 24, and will continue until the position is filled. Selected Post Docs must have their completed PhD by the start date. This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ''Post Doctoral Research Associate in Microbiology, Derr Lab". Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Contact information for three references who can comment on your scholarly accomplishments and promise.

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. The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and health screening.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Isabelle Derr, Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology . For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter. 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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