Postdoc Research Associate

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001744
Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - 426801
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on Education/Qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

Postdoctoral associate positions available for highly motivated candidates with a fresh PHD training in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry to join the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine, USA. The lab (Webpage: emphasizes on mechanistic understandings of gene regulation, chromatin, stem cells, and human disease, notably cancer (see our recent publications at Molecular Cell 2013, Blood 2015, Cell Reports 2015; Cancer Cell 2016).

Multiple on-going projects include (1) biochemical characterization of epigenetic factors/complexes that regulate gene expression in stem cells or cancer cells; (2) CRISPR/dCas9-based editing and screening of epigenetic pathways in gene expression; (3) knockout and knock-in mouse models with deficiency in histone methylation regulation in context of development and tumorigenesis, with a special focus on hematopoietic cancer and disease; (4) epigenomic and transcriptome analyses (ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq) of normal versus cancer cells to delineate pathways essential for tumor growth.

Educational Requirements

PHD training in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry related field.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should be self-motivated with a track record of publication in the above area, have laboratory and analytical skills, and be a critical thinker. Application shall include CV, a cover letter (with summary of research experiences and future interests, and expected availability date) reprints of publications, and contact information of three referees.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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