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1. The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to develop advanced microscopy imaging systems to investigate cellular metabolism in cells and live animal. Potential research projects include development of two-photon in vivo FLIM imaging system to monitor cellular metabolism in live animals. The Research Scientist will carry out their own research project on development of software for real time screening of cellular metabolism, as well as to administrate, maintain, and train graduate and undergraduate students and other investigators on various microscopy systems including confocal, multiphoton, TIRF, FCS, FLIM, FRET, multiwall screening systems and super resolution microscopy. The Research Scientist should have experience in preparing research articles in cellular metabolism studies to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) at UVA is an internationally known center in advanced microscopy imaging. KCCI is highly interactive with outstanding investigators across grounds including from School of Engineering, Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine; provides an excellent training and teaching for graduate and undergraduate students on various microscopy techniques. Historical strengths of KCCI is development of advanced FRET and FLIM imaging systems, techniques and data analysis which are used to train the national and international scientist’s through annual hands training workshop on FRET and FLIM microscopy. QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or biomedical sciences or a related discipline is required. Qualified candidates must have experience working with various light microscopy techniques, system development, and software for FRET, FLIM, and cellular metabolism data analysis using Python, Java, and PFRET. Experience in super resolution microscopy is a plus. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are also required. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/enUS/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Re... and attach a cover letter, 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 August 27, 2020, and 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 that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This is not a postdoctoral position, but a professional research position, with potential for long term employment if mutually satisfactory. For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Ammasi Periasamy, Center Director, at ap3t@virginia.edu.

 

 

2.The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to investigate cellular metabolism in live cells and animal models.

Potential research projects include investigation of mitochondrial dysfunction in various pathologies including Alzheimer disease and cancer. The prospective candidate is expected to work with two-photon FLIM system to investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial metabolism in neurons and nutrient-induced mitochondrial activity (NiMA) pathway in respect to AD in in vitro and in vivo. The candidate should also administer, maintain, and train graduate and undergraduate students and other investigators on FLIM and FRET microscopy systems used for cellular metabolism measurements. The Research Scientist should have experience in preparing research articles in cellular metabolism studies to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.

The Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) at UVA is an internationally known center in advanced microscopy imaging. KCCI is highly interactive with outstanding investigators across grounds including from School of Engineering, Arts & Sciences and School of Medicine; provides an excellent training and teaching for graduate and undergraduate students on various microscopy techniques. Historical strengths of KCCI are the development of advanced FRET and FLIM imaging systems, studies in cancer metabolism, techniques and data analysis which are used to train the national and international scientist’s through annual hands training workshop on FRET and FLIM microscopy.

QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a Ph.D. degree in molecular virology or biomedical sciences or a related discipline is required. Qualified candidates must have postdoctoral experience and working with various light microscopy techniques, tissue culture, transfection of visible fluorescent proteins, cellular metabolism data analysis using FLIM, and FLIRR. Experience in PFRET software for metabolism data analysis. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are also required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a cover letter, 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: 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 that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.  This is not a postdoctoral position, but a professional research position, with potential for long term employment if mutually satisfactory.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Ammasi Periasamy, Center Director, at ap3t@virginia.edu.