Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center & the Department of Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine
Postdoctoral associate position available for the highly motivated candidates with a fresh PHD training in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology to join the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Dept of Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine, USA. The lab (Webpage: http://www.gregwanglab.com) emphasizes on mechanistic understandings of gene regulation, chromatin, stem cells, and human disease notably cancer. We have recently published our findings at various gene regulatory mechanisms at Molecular Cell 2013, Blood 2015, Cell Reports 2015; Cancer Cell 2016; Nature (2018) and Stem Cell Reports (2018).
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 pathways crucial for cancer development; (3) knockout and knock-in mouse models with deficiency in histone /DNA methylation regulation in context of development and tumorigenesis, with a special focus on hematopoietic disease; (4) epigenomic and transcriptome analyses (ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq) of normal versus cancer cells to understand 3D chromatin structure and to delineate pathways essential for tumor growth.
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.
Interested applicants shall submit their application, CV, a cover letter (with summary of research experiences and future interests, and expected availability date) reprints of publications, and contact information of three references to http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/143839, by no later than October 4, 2018.
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.
The starting annual salary for this postdoc position is around $48,000 in addition to covered medical insurance.