Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-25-2017

Posting Summary:
The Casey Laboratory at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist in the area of inherited cancer risk with a focus on genetics, genomics and computational biology. The candidate will join an interactive group of motivated scientists in the Center for Public Health Genomics ( to study the biology of genetic risk factors involved in colorectal cancer.

Our approach integrates an increasingly large amount of 'omics and cell biology data. We are incorporating epigenetic (ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq), genetic/genomic (genome wide association studies, whole genome sequencing and RNA-Seq) and cell biology (normal human colon 3D organoid "mini-gut" models and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing) approaches to interrogate the biological and mechanistic basis of inherited risk variants. Our goal is to understand the molecular changes involved in early development of colorectal cancer with the goal of developing prevention methods.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, or a related field by start date, and have demonstrated expertise in cellular biology imaging and molecular genomics and/or experience with bioinformatics tools. Experience in at least two of the following is also required: cell biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology/bioinformatics; molecular biology; high throughput genome analysis. 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 0620832. 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.

For additional information on the Casey laboratory please visit: Additional information about the position can be provided by contacting Dr. Graham Casey ([email protected]).

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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