Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-30-2018

Posting Summary:
The Ratan Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the areas of Genomics, and Bioinformatics to develop methods and investigate hypotheses related to genome variation and genetic diversity.

The Ratan Lab is part of the Center for Public Health Genomics at University of Virginia. Our long-term goals are focused on integration of increasingly voluminous amounts of genotype and phenotype data to address interesting biological questions. We develop algorithms and software to analyze large-scale datasets to study genetic variation and its consequences on species health and survival. We are currently applying our methods to several projects including identification and understanding of how genomic changes contribute to the pathogenesis of the T-cell form of Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia, an effort to explore the genetic susceptibility to T1D and study of genetic diversity in several populations. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals, as well as on grant proposals to funding agencies. The candidate will be encouraged to choose his or her own research projects in the above-mentioned areas, with appropriate mentorship. More details about the lab and related publications can be found at, and

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. degree in Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science or a related field in hand by start date
• Experience in at least one of the following: genomics; bioinformatics; high-throughput genome analyses; Python; R; C
• Independence, creativity and good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Python
• Experience writing publications with a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals or conferences
• Experience in genomics, if doctorate is in another field

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623395. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter describing your previous research and future research plans (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references.

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: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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