Research Associate

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The University of Virginia Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics has an opening in the lab of Dr. Yuh-Hwa Wang for a Research Associate to study human chromosomal rearrangements in oncogenesis. We are interested in the nature of human chromosomal fragile sites, which have been linked to chromosomal deletions and gene rearrangements found in many cancers. Our studies are aimed at understanding the genesis of breakpoints at or near fragile sites during oncogenesis. Ongoing projects include investigating the mechanism of cancer-causing gene rearrangements and examining the effect of environmental factors in the formation of gene rearrangements.

Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry and knowledge of chromatin biology/DNA repair are encouraged to apply. Experience in bioinformatics and next generation DNA sequencing is desired. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a Ph. D. and/or M. D. by the desired start date.

To apply, visit http://jobs. virginia. edu and search on Posting Number 0616817. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter describing your research training goals and interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. The position remains open until filled.

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.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Organization (Position Organization):* 40400 MD-BIOC Biochem/Mole Genetics

*Rank:* Research Associate

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Department:* Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=76660

*Working Title:* Research Associate

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 01-04-2016

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Posting Number:* 0616817

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment

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