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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001601
Department Thurston Arthritis Res Center - 429201
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 02/20/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Phanstiel Lab at UNC ( is looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher interested in the role of DNA looping in monocyte and macrophage biology. Interested applicants should have experience in at least one of the following categories: innate immune response, genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9, genomic library preparation (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, etc). Applicants with a strong background in immunology are preferred. The applicant will lead an independent research project looking at the mechanisms of DNA loop-based regulation of key pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory genes in human macrophages. Specific duties will depend on the skills and interest of the applicant but could include optimizing genome editing techniques for innate immune cells or establishing robust protocols for genomic library preparation. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves cutting edge DNA sequencing technology, bioinformatic analysis, and genome editing. We encourage applicants looking to develop new skills in these exciting areas.

Educational Requirements

PhD in Biological Sciences and/or related field of study.

Qualifications and Experience

Research/experimental experience.

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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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Doug Phanstiel
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Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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