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Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics


Research Scientist in Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics

  • R0025615
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Professional Research Staff
  • The University of Virginia
The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is looking to hire a Research Scientist. The Research Scientist will be responsible for working with the PI, Dr. Chongzhi Zang, and members in the lab to develop bioinformatics methods and to use integrative computational genomics approaches for studying epigenetics and transcriptional regulation in mammalian model cell systems and human cancer. Projects will be performed in collaboration with basic and translational faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Yuh Hwa Wang’s laboratory is interested in the structure and function of unusual DNA sequences in living cells , and how these sequences cause genome instability and lead to human diseases. Dr. Garrett-Bakelman’s laboratory focuses on the use of functional genomics analyses and experiments to study biological mechanisms leading to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The job responsibilities include:

1. conducting basic science research using existing and innovative computational biology approaches;

2. developing and maintaining bioinformatics tools used for computational biology research;

3. writing reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications;

4. attending academic conferences (virtually and/or in-person) to present the research works;

5. mentoring and supervising trainees, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in the lab on computational biology research;

6. other research related work for the lab.


1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative science, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, data science, or a related field.

2. At least three-year research experience after completing the doctoral degree on computational epigenomics and high-throughput sequencing analysis.

3. Proficient in Python and R programming.

4. Working knowledge of molecular biology and genomics.

5. Strong academic communication skills and teamwork skills.

6. At least three first-author or senior-author publications in peer-reviewed journals in the related research field.

To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for "R0025615" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of 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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