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University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA
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Job Description

Dr. Michael Guertin's group at the University of Virginia is seeking a motivated molecular biologist or biochemist to join our Molecular Genomics lab in a postdoctoral Research Associate position. We are located within the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department and the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia. Visit our website: www.guertinlab.org.

About the Guertin Lab: Our group is at the interface of molecular biology and computational biology. We develop and adopt experimental techniques and software to study basic mechanisms of transcription and chromatin function within the context of cancer biology. We apply our methods to a diverse number of projects: inferring and predicting transcription factor binding intensities, defining mechanisms of glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis using time-course genomics data, determining the mechanisms of steroid resistance in blood and breast cancer, identifying the target rate-limiting steps for transcription factors, and constructing transcriptional regulatory networks from genomics data.

The candidate will use and generate genomics data (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, PRO-seq, RNA-seq, etc.) to address fundamental questions about transcriptional regulation. The candidate will have flexibility to choose his or her own research projects and the majority of the candidate's time will be devoted to their research projects. The candidate will be matched with close mentorship and will have the ability to work towards establishing academic independence.

Required Qualifications:

* Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Science, Development, Genomics, or a related field in hand by start date.
* Strong interest in at least one of the following: transcription factors, transcription regulatory networks; chromatin; cancer biology.
* Self-motivation and time management skills.
* Independence, creativity, and passion for science.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Familiarity with the transcription and genomics literature.
* Experience with analyzing genomics data.
* A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0619910. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Guertin at mjg7y@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. University Leadership Characteristics: For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.