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Research Associate in Neuroscience

UVA Health

This is a Full-time position in Charlottesville, VA posted May 2, 2021.

The Department of Neuroscience, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the lab of Dr.

Tajie Harris.

The successful candidate will perform research in the field of innate immunity to CNS infection.

The laboratory aims to elucidate the mechanisms by which the innate immune response is activated by infection.

The laboratory utilizes multiphoton microscopy, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and other techniques to understand how immune cells function in immune-privileged tissues.

The successful candidate will join the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia, a dynamic research environment with state-of-the-art microscopy and flow cytometry facilities.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or a PhD in Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, or a related field in hand by the start date and must have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Extensive experience with flow cytometry (8 color or more), confocal microscopy, and a basic knowledge of cellular immunology techniques is preferred but not required.

The ability to work independently and with a diverse group of scientists is essential.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin on September 21, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.


EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: please apply through Workday at the following URL, , and search for requisition # R0011313.  Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for requisition # R0011313.

Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

For additional information about this position, please contact Dr.

Tajie Harris, Associate Professor, at .

For additional information about the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Faculty Search Advisor at


The University of Virginia, i ncluding 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.