Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-26-2017

Posting Summary:
The Miller Laboratory at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated research scientist with a strong background in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, engineering or similar fields to investigate the genetic basis of coronary artery disease. Our group investigates the causal mechanisms of loci associated with coronary artery disease and related cardiovascular diseases, with a focus on understanding the regulation and targeting of mural cell signaling pathways. These efforts are expected to reveal the 'hidden risk' for complex diseases for more precise prediction and early stage prevention.

The candidate will be involved in generating various bulk and single-cell genomic datasets (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) from both normal and diseased environments, in order to study mural cell regulation and disease mechanisms. In addition, the candidate will serve as a laboratory manager and will thus be responsible for ordering, maintaining laboratory safety, IRB, and animal protocols. The candidate will be expected to perform histology/immunohistochemistry, tissue dissection, cell culture, and will be expected to assist in training lab members as needed. The candidate will benefit from a highly interactive and stimulating environment in the Center for Public Health Genomics, with strong collaborations with nearby labs and members of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center.

Candidates must have a PhD with a minimum of five years of research experience in the life sciences field. Experience in human genetics, molecular biology, or similar field is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills is required, as is excellent organization and management skills. Knowledge of genome editing or high-throughput screens is preferred, along with knowledge in one or more fields: bioinformatics, genomics, and statistics.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621364. Complete a Candidate Profile online, and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter or statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

For additional information about the position and application process, please contact Dr. Clint L. Miller (

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

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