Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

ID: 7051655 (Ref.No. 0623393)
Posted: June 6, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in Dr. Graham Casey’s laboratory within the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia, USA. The successful candidate will study genes and pathways involved in colon crypt stem cell dysregulation in the early stages of colorectal cancer development.

Our approach involves studying enhancer usage and their 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 approaches for colorectal cancer.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree in hand by start date and have demonstrated expertise in molecular biology and/or molecular genomics. Additional computational biology skills are also 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 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 0623393. 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 and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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