Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-12-2018

Posting Summary:
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the University of Virginia Center for Public Health Genomics 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 and gene targets 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 normal human colon 3D organoid ("mini-gut") models. The long-term goal of these studies is to develop novel prevention methods for colorectal cancer.

Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD degree in hand by the start date and demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, or equivalent degree and training in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genomics or a related field. Successful candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations and exhibit independence and creativity. Experience in molecular genomics is preferred.

The successful candidate will join an interactive group of motivated scientists in the Center for Public Health Genomics ( at the University of Virginia.

For more information about the position, please contact Graham Casey at: or at:

To apply, please visit and search on posting 0622655. 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.

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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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