Research Scientist

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Jun 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-26-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics has an opening in the lab of Dr. Yuh-Hwa Wang for a Research Scientist to study human chromosomal rearrangements in oncogenesis. We are interested in the nature of human chromosomal fragile sites, which have been linked to chromosomal deletions and gene rearrangements found in many cancers. Our studies are aimed at understanding the genesis of breakpoints at or near fragile sites during oncogenesis. Ongoing projects include investigating the mechanism of cancer-causing gene rearrangements and examining the effect of environmental factors in the formation of gene rearrangements.

Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry and knowledge of chromatin biology/DNA repair are encouraged to apply. Experience in bioinformatics and next generation DNA sequencing is desired. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. and/or M.D. , and 5 years of postdoctoral training by the desired start date.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621197. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter describing your research training goals and interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. The position remains open until filled.

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett at hn6u@virginia.edu.

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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