Dr. Karen Hirschi, in the Department of Cell Biology, at the at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Research Associate to work in her laboratory. The Research Associate will study the role of the vasculature in supporting tissue-resident adult stem cells. The work in the laboratory integrates cell and molecular biology with mouse genetic and genomic approaches.
Duties will include investigating the mechanisms by which vascular endothelial cells regulate neural stem cells in the adult brain, and understanding the role of neurovascular intercellular communication in this process. The role of the person holding this position also includes supervision of undergraduate students, advising technicians, as well as the writing of manuscripts. In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
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.
Internal Number: R0004847
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