Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 04, 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: 10-03-2017

Posting Summary:
The Dutta lab is seeking a motivated senior Research Scientist, Molecular Biologist, or Biochemist to join their Molecular Genomics lab. We are located within the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department at the University of Virginia. The candidate will work independently to develop tools to rapidly deplete proteins within the nucleus to address fundamental questions about transcriptional regulation and will study the role of selected cellular proteins in double-strand break repair as it pertains to the therapy of cancers. The candidate will be matched with close mentorship, but is expected to be academically independent.

About the Dutta Lab: Our group is at the interface of molecular biology and computational biology. We develop and adopt experimental techniques and software to study basic mechanisms of DNA replication and repair and noncoding RNAs within the context of cancer biology. We apply our methods to a diverse number of projects: DNA replication initiation, double strand break repair, E3 ubiquitin ligases important for genome stability, long and short noncoding RNAs in cancer and in muscle cell differentiation. Visit our website:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Science, Development, Genomics, or a related field; at least five years' postdoctoral experience that resulted in several first-author papers in the best journals in molecular biology; and a strong interest in eventually competing for an academic position as a lab head at the forefront of biology.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0621822. Complete a Candidate Profile online, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

For additional information about the position and application process, please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett via email

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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