Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 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: 09-11-2017

Posting Summary:
The Casey Laboratory at the University of Virginia has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the goal of characterizing genes and pathways involved in crypt stem cell dysregulation in the early stages of colorectal cancer development.

Our approach involves characterizing changes in enhancer usage in colon crypt maturation using ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, and characterizing the role of enhancer target genes/pathways in colorectal cancer development using a normal human colon 3D organoid ("mini-gut") model. The long-term goal of these studies is to develop novel prevention methods for colorectal cancer.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date and have demonstrated expertise in molecular and cellular biology. Successful candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621652. Complete a Candidate Profile online; 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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