Research Associate

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

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-26-2017

Posting Summary:
The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on collaborative projects at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research. Funding for the position is guaranteed for two years, and future availability is based on the contingency of funding.

The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr. Charles Farber and work with his collegial and productive research team in conjunction with his collaborators at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA focused on the systems genetics of outcomes associated with infertility and fertility treatments. The research associate will work with the research team utilizing a wide-range of analytical tools, including genetic association, co-expression network analysis, to identify genetic determinants of infertility and epigenetic determinants of fertility treatments that affect gene expression in pregnancies leading to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The candidate will have the opportunity to write manuscripts describing their work, advising graduate and undergraduate students and presenting at national and international conferences.

Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Biostatistics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field by appointment start date. Candidates must have knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience working with large-scale multi-center studies is preferred, as is working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.

To apply visit and search for Posting 0620250, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Armando Bolmey 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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