Postdoctoral Research Associate - Casey Lab, University of Virginia

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Casey lab, University of Virginia

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of cancer and stem cell research with a focus on molecular and cell biology and genomics.  The candidate will join an interactive group of motivated scientists in the Center for Public Health Genomics ( at the University of Virginia to study the biology of genetic risk factors involved in colorectal cancer development.

Our approach integrates large amounts of genetic/genomic (for example RNA-Seq, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing and whole genome sequencing), epigenetic (for example ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq) and cell biology (normal human colon 3D organoid “mini-gut” models) approaches to interrogate the biological and mechanistic basis of inherited risk variants.  Our goal is to understand the early changes in colon crypt stem cells leading to cancer development.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date and have demonstrated expertise in molecular and cellular biology. Experience in genomics and bioinformatics tools is highly preferred.  Successful candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics or a related field
  • Experience in at least two of the following: molecular and cell biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology/bioinformatics.
  • Exhibit independence, creativity and good communication skills

Interested? Please contact: Graham Casey at:


To apply: please visit and search on posting 0621148.  Complete a candidate profile on line, attach a current CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.

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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