Criss Laboratory Seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to Investigate the Immunology of Neisseria Pathogenesis

Criss Laboratory Seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to Investigate the Immunology of Neisseria Pathogenesis

Research Scientist or Research Associate

The Criss Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology in the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks a Research Associate and/or Research Scientist to investigate the immunology of gonorrheal disease. The candidate will lead projects to develop new infection models for N. gonorrhoeae infection of human mucosal epithelia and recruitment of immune cells including neutrophils. Additional duties include assisting in the direction and training of others in the laboratory, participating in research conferences, and preparing figures and draft text for publications and grant applications. Salary will be offered in alignment with current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines, with fringe benefits as offered by UVA HR.

The Criss lab prioritizes mentorship, collaboration, and ethical, rigorously conducted research that benefits humankind. The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology is a highly interdisciplinary environment with an outstanding commitment to research and education. Candidates will be immersed in the robust intellectual environment offered by the Department, the Beirne C. Carter for Immunology Research, and the Infectious Diseases and Global Biothreats Training Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research Associate candidates should have officially received their Ph.D. or equivalent within 6 months of the start date of the appointment.
  • Research Scientist candidates should have at least 3 years of full-time postdoctoral research experience.
  • All candidates should have training and experience performing research at Biosafety Level 2 with pathogens and/or human cell culture and must have at least one accepted first-author peer-reviewed publication prior to the start date of the appointment.
  • All candidates should have documented experience and training in one or more of the following: primary and transformed cell culture, including work with human blood cells; flow cytometry and sorting, including high-dimensional cytometry (mass cytometry, spectral flow cytometry); immunofluorescence microscopy, including live-cell imaging; molecular genetics/molecular biology; and bioinformatics analysis of transcriptional and genomic datasets.

Application Instructions: Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:

  • A CV/resume
  • A cover letter describing your interest in and fit for the position
  • Contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For assistance with the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until filled.

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.