Postdoctoral Research Associate - Functional Genomics

Location
Charlottesville, Virginia
Salary
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
Posted
July 28 2017
Ref
0621336
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

The Miller Laboratory at the University of Virginia seeks a motivated and energetic postdoctoral research associate with a background in genetics, molecular biology or similar field to investigate the genetic basis of coronary artery disease. This project will focus on investigating the causal mechanisms of novel loci associated with CAD and will involve the generation of genomic datasets in normal and diseased environments. The primary goals of this project are: 1) to elucidate the role of genetic variation on transcription, TF occupancy and chromatin structure, 2) to perform targeted and multiplexed perturbation assays in vitro using CRISPR/Cas9 at candidate loci, 3) to validate candidate drugs or biomarkers in phenotypic screens for cardiovascular diseases. 

The candidate will have access to state-of-the art facilities and will be exposed to a stimulating environment in the Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG), led by Dr. Stephen Rich. This work will involve close collaborations with members of the CPHG and the newly formed Data Science Institute. The candidate will also benefit from strong collaborations with members of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center and in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. 

Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD in quantitative life sciences field in hand by appointment start date. Expertise in human genetics, molecular biology, or similar field is expected. The successful candidate must be organized and independent, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge in bioinformatics, genomics, and statistics are preferred, as is knowledge of genome editing and high-throughput screens. 

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621336. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a current CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.  

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Clint L. Miller (clintm@virginia.edu).  

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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