Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Cell Biology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-09-2018

Posting Summary:
The Jiang lab is seeking a highly motivated senior Research Scientist to join their lab. We are located within the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department at the University of Virginia. The candidate will investigate the role of key chromatin modulators in gene expression involved in tumorigenesis by a combination of biochemical, molecular, genetic, and genomic approaches. The candidate will be matched with close mentorship, but is expected to be academically independent.

About the Jiang Lab: The broad interest of our laboratory is how gene regulation at the chromatin, transcriptional, and post-transcriptional levels controls the stability and plasticity of cell identity, how dysregulation of these mechanisms lead to diseases especially cancer, and how we may develop novel molecules to combat these diseases based on these mechanisms.

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 multiple first-author papers in top 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 0622646. 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 [email protected]

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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/11/2018
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