Postdoctoral position in EPR spectroscopy

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is excited about the opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative research environment. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative work in the Membrane Biology Center at the University of Virginia, and will be engaged in research directed at the molecular structure and dynamics of proteins that mediate neuronal exocytosis using modern pulse EPR spectroscopy.

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.

Requirements for the position include the completion of a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline by the appointment start date, and effective oral and written communication skills. The candidate must have a working knowledge of biochemical and molecular biological laboratory procedures, and should have expertise in the expression and purification of SNAREs or related proteins. The candidate is also expected to have expertise in magnetic resonance spectroscopy, with a familiarity of EPR spectroscopy and modern pulse EPR instrumentation. The successful candidate is also expected to help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the laboratory.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three (3) references; search on posting number 0623594.

Review of applications will begin July 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Prof. David Cafiso
(434) 924-3067

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: or 434-9982-0123

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.