Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 16, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-14-2016

Posting Summary:
Dr. Michael Guertin's group at the University of Virginia is seeking a motivated molecular biologist or biochemist to join our Molecular Genomics lab in a postdoctoral Research Associate position. We are located within the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department and the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia. Visit our website:

About the Guertin Lab: Our group is at the interface of molecular biology and computational biology. We develop and adopt experimental techniques and software to study basic mechanisms of transcription and chromatin function within the context of cancer biology. We apply our methods to a diverse number of projects: inferring and predicting transcription factor binding intensities, defining mechanisms of glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis using time-course genomics data, determining the mechanisms of steroid resistance in blood and breast cancer, identifying the target rate-limiting steps for transcription factors, and constructing transcriptional regulatory networks from genomics data.

The candidate will use and generate genomics data (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, PRO-seq, RNA-seq, etc.) to address fundamental questions about transcriptional regulation. The candidate will have flexibility to choose his or her own research projects and the majority of the candidate's time will be devoted to their research projects. The candidate will be matched with close mentorship and will have the ability to work towards establishing academic independence.

Required Qualifications:
-Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Science, Development, Genomics, or a related field in hand by start date.

-Strong interest in at least one of the following: transcription factors, transcription regulatory networks; chromatin; cancer biology.
-Self-motivation and time management skills.
-Independence, creativity, and passion for science.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Familiarity with the transcription and genomics literature.
-Experience with analyzing genomics data.
-A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0619910. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Guertin at

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

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