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A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available in the Kucenas Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia to study the role of glial-glial interactions in nervous system development and regeneration. Currently in the lab, we are investigating: 1) the development and maintenance of nervous system transition zones, 2) the molecular mechanisms that mediate glial tiling, 3) elucidating the glial heterogeneity present in both the CNS and PNS and 4) the role of glia in nervous system disease and regeneration. For more information about the lab, please visit our website: This position, supported by the Owens Family Foundation and the NIH, involves basic and translational research using zebrafish and we are seeking an enthusiastic, focused and creative candidate to join our team.


Our lab is located in the Physical & Life Sciences Building at UVa in Charlottesville, Virginia and is within a 10-minute walk of the Medical Center, which provides exceptional opportunities for collaboration among basic and clinical scientists. Our scientific community is heavily invested in training, and we work hard to help trainees develop the skills necessary for successful independent careers.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline (i.e. Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, etc.) by the start date of this position. The incumbent will have demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques including DNA methodologies, PCR, gene silencing and imaging. Candidates must have proficiency in spoken and written English.


This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623517. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.


Review of applications will begin July 1, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.


Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to Rich Haverstrom at


The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.


The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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