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Research Scientist

Charlottesville

Research Scientist

  • R0043161
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a Research scientist 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, RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, luciferase reporter assays, single-cell RNA-seq, among others. The 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:
  • Terminal degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or a related field by the start date of the appointment. ABD may be accepted
  • Knowledge of and experience with molecular biology techniques and cell culture;
  • Strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of experience beyond a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics.


TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search forR0043161

Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications
  • Resume/ CV


*****Please combine all required application materials in the order listed above into one document and upload in the resume / cv box ***

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0043161

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of the offer per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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