Postdoctoral Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-01-2016

Posting Summary:
Are you interested in research at the exciting interface of computation and biology? Are you excited by the challenge of discovering new knowledge from large biological datasets to make a difference in basic science and in human health? A new computational biology research group in the Center for Public Heath Genomics at the University of Virginia led by Nathan Sheffield is recruiting individuals with an interest in team-oriented computational biology.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, biomedical engineering, genomics, or related field in hand by start date. Furthermore, this position requires a biological understanding in genomics, gene regulation, cancer biology, or related field, as evidenced by first-author publications in high impact journals. Exceptional applicants from other fields who wish to transition to computational genomics will also be considered.

Computational experience with linux command-line systems, R, Python, C++, object-oriented programming, and git is preferred.

Candidates must be a willing to contribute to team projects (such as building communal software) and demonstrate commitment to sharing software and data with the community.

The group ( occupies wet and dry lab space in the Center for Public Health Genomics. We are also affiliated with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, as well as the Data Science Institute and the Child Health Research Center. These affiliations across grounds demonstrate the interdisciplinarity and collaboration priority of the group. We make use of Rivanna, UVA's high-performance cluster, for computational analysis. Our research is centered around using advanced computation to answer biological questions; Projects vary in biological emphasis, including epigenomics, cancer biology, epigenetics, differentiation, and single-cell analysis.

To apply, visit and search for Posting Number 0619301. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

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