Research Scientist in Chemistry
University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry
United States

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Research Scientist position as lab manager in the lab of Dr. Jill Venton.


We are seeking a chemist or neuroscientist with expertise in analytical chemistry or neuroscience.  This person will be expected to manage day to day operations in the Venton lab, with an emphasis on management of writing and business aspects.  The scientist will provide complex writing, editing, and lab management support to Professor Venton’s academic research group. They will ensure the production of high-quality and accurate publication materials, journal articles, progress reports, and research grants.  They will work closely with students, postdocs, and the PI on their writing.  They will also manages the business parts of the lab, including protocols, ordering, lab training, budgets, etc.  The research scientist will also perform original research in analytical neurochemistry and also assist and train others in the lab in research techniques.



Candidates must have received their PhD in chemistry, neuroscience, or a related field.  Preference will go to candidates with significant experience with writing and management, as well as research skills.



 Apply online at  by attaching a cover letter (detailing research experience as well as writing and management skills), curriculum vitae, a scientific writing sample (written solely by the candidate, 1-3 pages), and a list of three references including contact information.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on July 27, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled


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



For questions about the position, please contact Jill Venton, Professor, at



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


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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