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10/11/2017
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Research Scientist
University of Virginia | Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Dutta lab is seeking a motivated senior Research Scientist, Molecular Biologist, or Biochemist to join their Molecular Genomics lab. We are located within the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department at the University of Virginia. The candidate will work independently to develop tools to rapidly deplete proteins within the nucleus to address fundamental questions about transcriptional regulation and will study the role of selected cellular proteins in double-strand break repair as it pertains to the therapy of cancers. The candidate will be matched with close mentorship, but is expected to be academically independent.

About the Dutta 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 DNA replication and repair and noncoding RNAs within the context of cancer biology. We apply our methods to a diverse number of projects: DNA replication initiation, double strand break repair, E3 ubiquitin ligases important for genome stability, long and short noncoding RNAs in cancer and in muscle cell differentiation. Visit our website: http://genome.bioch.virginia.edu/.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical Science, Development, Genomics, or a related field; at least five years' postdoctoral experience that resulted in several first-author papers in the best journals in molecular biology; and a strong interest in eventually competing for an academic position as a lab head at the forefront of biology.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621822. Complete a Candidate Profile online, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

For additional information about the position and application process, please contact Helen Norfleet-Shiflett via email hn6u@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.

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