Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 31, 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: 03-30-2018

Posting Summary:
The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a Research Associate to work on collaborative projects at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research.

The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the genetic analysis of complex skeletal traits and osteoporosis. The candidate will lead our efforts to analyze population-scale transcriptomics datasets on bone and bone cells to inform genome-wide association studies for bone mass. The candidate will be expected to utilize a wide-range of analytical tools, including genome-wide association, expression Quantitative Trait Locus (eQTL) analysis, mediation analysis, co-expression network analysis, among others. This is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project; thus, the candidate will be expected to work well both independently and in a team setting. The candidate will be responsible for writing manuscripts describing their work, advising graduate and undergraduate students and presenting at national and international conferences.

Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Biostatistics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field; knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Desired qualifications include working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622977. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

For additional information about the position and application process, please contact Armando Bolmey at

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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