Postdoctoral Research Associate

Charlottesville, Virginia
Full Benefits Package
January 15 2018
Posting #:0621536
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Associate/postdoctoral fellow to work on the crosstalk between the gut microbiota and the central nervous system in the context of depression. Position is in the laboratory of Dr. Alban Gaultier within the center for Brain Immunology and Glia.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date, and have a background in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, as well as extensive experience in conducting independent research, and supervising research trainees and/or technicians. In addition, the candidate must have first author publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and effective oral and written communication skills. Candidates with experience in microbiome research, gnotobiotic mice and animal models of depression are preferred.

The center Brain Immunology and Glia is highly collaborative with state of the art shared equipment (  Interests are ranging from brain infections and injury to Multiple Sclerosis and autism. The University of Virginia is located in picturesque and historical Charlottesville, with outstanding schools, affordable housing, and is less than two hours from Washington, DC and only an hour away from Richmond, VA.

To apply visit and search for Posting 0621536, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Alban Gaultier, PhD, at For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, department administrator, at

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 strongly encouraged to apply.  

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