Find a Postdoctoral Position at UVa

At UVa, the majority of internally-funded postdocs are classified as Research Associates, within the University's Professional Research Staff.  To see our current listings for Research Associates across the University, please visit our Human Resources page, Jobs@ UVA, and search for postings with the rank of "Research Associate."  Highlighted positions are listed below:

UVa School of Nursing

"Small Patients. Great Challenges" Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Unique in scope and primed for interdisciplinary scholarship, the UVA Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) two-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is designed for an emerging scholar committed to a research career in the field of pediatric, neonatal, maternal-child or family health research.

The SIF post-doc will join an existing principal investigator as part of the transforming clinical research, education and practice teams.

Collaborate in one of the following programs of research areas: Children with medical complexity and serious illness, optimization of clinical trials for children, big data/predictive analytics in pediatric care settings, health policy related to children's health; Maternal mental health and early childhood outcomes; biological indices of maternal stress; disability and reproductive health outcomes

The position offers:

  • Robust collaborations within nursing and with UVA's Schools of Medicine, Architecture, Education and Engineering
  • Guidance in developing and conducting research, and close mentoring in grant writing, manuscript preparation and publication;
  • Support for scholarly engagement at national and international levels through attendance at scientific meetings and presentations;
  • A generous salary, with benefits.

The successful candidate is required to have a terminal degree (PhD) by start date and have demonstrated a focus in one of the following areas: pediatric, neonatal, maternal-child, or family health. RN with PhD strongly encouraged. Backgrounds in the any of the following are highly desirable: developmental pediatrics, brain development, traumatic brain injury, ICU environments, pediatric complex care, maternal-child health, data science, clinical monitoring, and emerging technology.

Though part of an interdisciplinary research team, the post-doc research associate must also be able to work independently.

Apply online: for posting # 0621849, complete a candidate profile, attach a cover letter describing your interests, accomplishments in research, education, service and practice, attach a CV, and provide the names and contact information for three professional references. Initial appointment is for one year with renewal contingent upon job performance. Start date flexible.

For more information about post-docs at UVA, visit

For questions about the application process, contact Sue Loving at or 434-924-8792.

The position will remain open until it is filled.

For questions about the application process, contact Susan Loving at or 434-924-8792.

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

UVa School of Nursing Rice Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nursing and Health Care History

The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) and the Religion/Policy/Conflict (RPC) Initiative at the University of Virginia invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship position at the University of Virginia to start in the fall of 2017. This position supports scholars studying the broad history of nursing and health care with a special interest in the nexus of conflict, religion, social values, and care. Projects may include research on knowledge that integrates science and compassion; how nurses and other health care workers historically transformed care in conflict environments (at state, national, and transnational levels); the changing cultural and historical contexts of values towards care; the historical, political, and societal dimensions of domestic and gender-based violence; and/or different narratives of conflict and conflict reduction that have been articulated in specific places and times. Recipients must have received a PhD in the last five years and have a program of research that will advance their fields. Applicants must have well-designed and carefully developed plans for research. The position is intended to provide time and resources to enable recipients to conduct their research. The ultimate product is a major piece of scholarly work that will make major progress toward a book or other equally substantial form of scholarship.

This endeavor is intended to support one academic year of research (nine months) ($50,000).

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Obtain mentorship in their research projects by University of Virginia faculty.
  2. Attend interdisciplinary seminars across Grounds (nursing history, RPC Initiative, etc.).
  3. Participate in a research course in GNUR 8190 (Advanced Historical Methods), as needed.
  4. Present a paper at the UVA School of Nursing through the auspices of the ECBCNHI.
  5. Present a paper at a national conference.

The remainder of the time can be spent carrying out the research. Participants will have considerable flexibility in structuring their research time.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application form*
  2. Submit Research Proposal (no more than 10 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12-point font)**
    1. What research question or problem will you be addressing?
    2. What is the research context in which the question or problem is located?
    3. What previously unknown or neglected story are you planning to tell? This may include:
      1. What contribution to knowledge and understanding of nursing care, religion, conflict, politics, and/or history do you expect to make?
      2. How do you plan to use nursing and health care history to answer other kinds of questions, such as those dealing with diversity, conflict zones, transformation of knowledge, etc.?
    4. Why does that matter? To whom?
    5. What sources will you be using during the research project, where are they located, and how will they be accessed? (The recipient may or may not wish to use ECBCNHI sources).
    6. What are the key texts and approaches in the field, and how does your proposal differ from existing lines of argument? How does it extend our understanding of particular questions or topics?
    7. Include a bibliography, in Chicago Style, listing the books and articles to which you refer in the proposal.  
    8. Budget (Detail the ways that you will be using the fellowship and briefly justifying the items)
  3. Curriculum vita
  4. Two reference letters, including one from a senior scholar in the field.

Postdoctoral Eligibility

  1. Applicants must hold the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) no earlier than December 2012.
  2. Applicants must have completed a dissertation that is relevant to nursing and/or health care history.
  3. Applicants will be chosen regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
  4. Applicants must show evidence of commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
  5. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required, and previous supported research leaves do not affect eligibility.
  6. Individuals in practice-oriented programs (ex. DNP, curriculum development, human resource management, teacher education) are not eligible.

Criteria for Selection of Proposal

  1. The potential of the project to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge.
  2. The quality of the proposal with regard to its methodology, scope, and grounding in the relevant scholarly literature.
  3. The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that the applicant will execute the workwithin the proposed timeframe.

Receipt of the fellowship is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.

*To apply, visit Select “SEARCH POSTINGS” on the left side banner. Under “Posting Number” enter 0620951, and press “search”.  Position is listed as “Research Associate in Nursing”.  Complete the Candidate Profile, attach a CV, and contact information for three professional references.

**See, “Requirement Addenda”,

Please direct questions to Dr. Mary Gibson,, or Sue Loving,, or 434-924-8792.

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

Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Basic Cardiovascular Research
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
The University of Virginia
School of Medicine
The University of Virginia is widely recognized as one of the top cardiovascular research institutions in the world, and we have an outstanding record of training more than 100’s individuals for highly successful careers in academia, industry, and other biomedical science-related disciplines. We currently have 110 laboratories associated with our world-renowned Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and are involved in a wide range of areas of research in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine including studies of basic cardiovascular development and function, as well as investigations into the pathogenesis of major cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, aneurysms, hypertension, heart failure, myocardial infarction, and stroke. 
We sponsor several NIH funded pre and post-doctoral research fellowships annually in the CVRC and we seek students and post-docs, who are looking for a rigorous, innovative training program in the biomedical sciences; students who want to be a part of cutting-edge biomedical research in a rich scientific environment and students who aspire to become leaders in academia, industry, government, and science education. 
Pre-Doctoral applicants are limited to those enrolled into our Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs (BIMS).  If you are not currently enrolled in BIMS, then please review the criteria and apply to be considered for the CVRC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.  Detailed information about BIMS and the application process can be found at 
Post-Doctoral Fellowships require applicants to have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree by the start date of the fellowship, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. We are looking for candidates with a driven focus to develop novel drugs, devices, diagnostic methods, and therapeutic approaches to advance treatment of cardiovascular diseases.  Applicants are placed with a matching mentor whose research focus is complimentary and allows the applicant to track into an independent program and publish at an accelerated pace than most other post-doctoral training options.  Our 52 mentors come from 15 departments and 3 divisions in the School of Medicine and culminate into 5 focus areas - Cardiovascular Imaging; Cardiovascular Regulation; Cell Signaling; CV Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology; and Smooth Muscle-Endothelial Cell Biology
All are committed to training young investigators interested in the study of the heart and vasculature.  Detailed information about the CVRC Post-Doctoral fellowship and how to apply can be found at 
Although outstanding candidates in all areas of biomedical science will be considered, special consideration will be given to individuals with strong experience/expertise or interests in our five focus areas listed above. 
NHLBI restricts training grant support to permanent residents and citizens of the US.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.   

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