Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS002402
Department Biological and Genome Sciences - 428201
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range $47,476 - $50,004
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 05/13/2019
Posting Close Date 05/17/2019
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Integrative Program for Biological & Genome Sciences (iBGS) operates at the interface between the UNC-CH School of Medicine and the College of Arts & Sciences to support research that works towards a mechanistic understanding of basic biological processes, thereby generating discoveries that fuel the translational research pipeline. iBGS is uniquely well situated to support and promote the integration of fundamental new discoveries with etiological and therapeutic efforts by clinician-scientists to combat human disease.
The laboratory of Dr. Bill Marzluff studies the regulation of histone mRNAs during the cell cycle, in both mammalian cells and in Drosophila. We are using CRISPR knock-out and knock-in approaches to study the specific role of factors required for histone pre-mRNA processing, translation and degradation. The ultimate goal is to reconstitute biochemical systems that reproduce these three major steps in histone gene expression.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with PhD training in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology. This individual will perform research on the molecular mechanisms of and demonstrate expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry. The candidate could initiate a new project or contribute to ongoing projects such as: 1) Characterizing factors/complexes involved in histone mRNA translation and/or degradation using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing of factors and regulatory sequences to functionally characterize these complexes in mammalian cells. 2) Biochemical studies of these factors in vitro to form functional complexes for biochemical studies in vitro. 3) characterization of complexes involved in histone pre-mRNA processing. This individual will display critical thinking and leadership skills as they guide research projects to publication.
Application materials should include a CV, cover letter (with summary of research experiences, future interests and availability date), reprints of publications, and contact information for three references. The application materials should be uploaded on the UNC Human Resources website under this posting.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications include knowledge of advanced molecular biology techniques, genomics, gene regulation and animal developmental and cell biology. Knowledge of and experience with genome editing tools is desired. Strong publication record is desired.

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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