Research Scientist

University of Virginia

The Center for Public Health Genomics within the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Scientist to perform cancer-related genomics research projects.

To apply, please visit the UVA job board and search for R0029744.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on understanding the biologic role of inherited genetic and environmental factors on risk of developing colorectal cancer. The individual hired will serve an essential research role in designing experiments and analyzing multi-omics datasets, and publishing data.

Experience and Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in molecular biology or (epi)genetics or related field is required
  • Proven publication record in multi-omics analyses, including ability to oversee and execute handling, storage and statistical analysis of large omics datasets
  • Ability to design and analyze experiments using ATAC-seq, RNA-seq and DNA methylation, single cell RNA-seq, single cell ATAC-seq, single cell deconvolution analyses
  • Ability to program in R, and Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Wet lab skills including qPCR, library preparation for sequencing
  • Understanding of colorectal cancer genetics, including the 3D normal colon organoid model system.
  • This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.


Clinical Research

Job Type



Charlottesville, Va.
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