Posting Summary: The Casey Laboratory at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of cancer and stem cell research with a focus on molecular and cell biology and genomics. The candidate will join an interactive group of motivated scientists in the Center for Public Health Genomics (http://cphg.virginia.edu) at the University of Virginia to study the biology of genetic risk factors involved in colorectal cancer development.
Our approach integrates large amounts of genetic/genomic (for example RNA-Seq, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and whole genome sequencing), epigenetic (for example ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq) and cell biology (normal human colon 3D organoid "mini-gut" models) approaches to interrogate the biological and mechanistic basis of inherited risk variants. Our goal is to understand the early changes in colon crypt stem cells leading to cancer development.
Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics, or a related field in hand by start date. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following: molecular and cell biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology/bioinformatics. Experience in genomics and bioinformatics tools is highly preferred. Candidates must also have effective oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations, and exhibit independence, creativity, and good communication skills.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621148. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
For additional information on the Casey laboratory please visit: https://med.virginia.edu/faculty/faculty-listing/gc8r/. Additional information about the position can be provided by contacting Dr. Graham Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.