Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 17 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801
Posting Open Date 08/03/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003553
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
FTE 1
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Education/Experience
Proposed Start Date
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
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
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
A fully-funded postdoctoral position is available in the NCI-Designated Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The incumbent will join the burgeoning and interdisciplinary research group headed by Dr. Hector L. Franco and will lead research related to a broad array of topics, including gene regulation, chromatin, transcription, epigenetics, and RNA biology. We are particularly interested in studying the formation and function of transcriptional enhancers and the non-coding RNAs that are actively produced at enhancers, known as enhancer RNAs, that are involved in modulating several aspects of gene regulation. In addition, we aim to understand how transcriptional enhancers help orchestrate responses to external stimuli found in the tumor microenvironment. The research goals will be addressed in an interdisciplinary way by combining using state-of-the-art molecular and cellular techniques with powerful proteomic, genomic, and computational approaches. For more information visit www.thefrancolab.org
Recent publications from the Franco lab include:
Kelly M.R., et al., (2022) Nature Communications
Lewis M.W., et al., (2022) Cancers
Regner M.J., et al., (2021) Molecular Cell
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in molecular biology, cancer biology, or bioinformatics/computational biology or related field
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
PhD in molecular biology, cancer biology, or bioinformatics/computational biology or related field
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A strong background in molecular biology, cancer biology, or bioinformatics/computational biology and publications in internationally recognized journals. We especially value motivated, creative, and collaborative team members.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Special Instructions
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Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Nick McBride, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email nick_mcbride@med.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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