Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Aug 2022

Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Biological and Genome Sciences - 428201
Posting Open Date 08/12/2022
Application Deadline 08/26/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003561
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $47,476 - $55,000
Proposed Start Date 09/05/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with PhD training in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology. The candidate would contribute to a program that is devoted to model-organism biology and provides a highly collaborative environment, along with exceptional interdisciplinary opportunities for trainees. The Matera lab has broad interests in basic molecular mechanisms that regulate RNA processing and RNP assembly in vivo. Using Drosophila as our primary genetic system, we engineer BAC-based histone gene clusters to express specific histone mutants that prevent binding of effector proteins in chromatin. These genetic and genomic studies directly evaluate the contributions of specific histone PTMs to epigenetic regulation during development and neoplasia. Concurrently, we also study RNP biogenesis mechanisms and innate immune signaling defects in animal models of neuromuscular disease. We use genetics and proteomics combined with a variety of deep sequencing approaches to understand fundamental questions in eukaryotic gene regulation. This individual will display critical thinking and leadership skills as they guide research projects to publication.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of molecular genetics, developmental genomics and/or cell biology.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of advanced molecular biology techniques, knowledge of Drosophila and genomic studies.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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