Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human Genetics and Genomics
University of Virginia
United States

The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on collaborative projects at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research under the supervision of Dr. Charles R. Farber.
Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the genetic analysis of complex skeletal traits and osteoporosis. The candidate will work on an exciting and innovative project designed to experimentally identify causal genes for loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of bone mineral density (BMD) and define the mechanisms through which they impact bone. The candidate will be expected to utilize a wide-range of experimental tools, including cell culture, RNA interference, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, development and characterization of mouse models, among others. This is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project; thus, the candidate will be expected to work well both independently and in a team setting. The candidate will be responsible for writing manuscripts describing their work, advising graduate and undergraduate students and presenting at national and international conferences.

Position Qualifications: Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a related field; knowledge of and experience with molecular biology techniques and cell culture; a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Desired qualifications include prior experience in bone biology and working with mouse models of human disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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