Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 15, 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: 06-14-2017

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 ( 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 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: Additional information about the position can be provided by contacting Dr. Graham Casey (

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

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