Postdoctoral Position #EPR

Published: Friday, 11 August 2023 - 10:00 -0400

Author: Thorsten Maly

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. 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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. The candidate must have 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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

For questions regarding this position, please contact David Cafiso, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including 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.

David S. Cafiso, Ph. D.
Alfred Burger Professor of Chemistry
409 McCormick Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319
Phone: 434-924-3067

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