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:

Postdoctoral Position Available – Vaccine Development – University of Virginia

The postdoctoral fellow will work on developing new technologies aimed at turning the gastrointestinal (GI) immune system of a mouse into a technology called Intestinal Selection of Immunogenic Antigens (ISIA) that can distinguish highly immunogenic antigens from less immunogenic antigens and will apply the new technology to vaccinology. The technology employs a combination of synthetic biology, new insights into the microbiome, the notion of DNA barcoding, and Gram-negative autotransporters to interrogate, without any advance assumptions or biases, the entire, intact GI immune system of a mouse. The work will also involve developing new candidate recombinant vaccines for viral diseases, such as HIV, using these new technologies, in combination with those of classical molecular biology and virology, synthetic biology, and recombinant expression systems.

The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque small, but cosmopolitan city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S., about a 2.25 hour drive from Washington, DC. In addition to substantial current collaborations with investigators at the University and other institutions, extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the University, including investigators from basic science departments in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine,

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please contact:

Steven L. Zeichner, MD, PhD

McLemore Birdsong Professor

Departments of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Director, Pendleton Pediatric Infectious Disease Laboratory

The University of Virginia



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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