Postdoctoral Research Associate

Charlottesville, Virginia
UVA offers comprehensive benefits and services including health care, time off, and retirement.
August 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately within the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia, USA. The successful candidate will study genes and pathways involved in crypt stem cell dysregulation in the early stages of colorectal cancer development in Dr. Graham Casey’s laboratory within the Center. 

Our approach involves characterizing changes in enhancer usage and gene targets in colon crypt maturation using ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, and characterizing the role of enhancer target genes/pathways in colorectal cancer development using normal human colon 3D organoid (“mini-gut”) models. The long-term goal of these studies is to develop novel prevention methods for colorectal cancer.

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

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree or equivalent training in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genomics or a related field
  • Exhibit independence, creativity and good communication skills.

The candidate will join an interactive group of motivated scientists in the Center for Public Health Genomics ( at the University of Virginia.

Interested? Please contact: Graham Casey at:


To apply: please visit and search on posting R0007491 Complete a candidate profile on line, attach a current CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.

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