Postdoctoral Fellow-Phanstiel Lab

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow-Phanstiel Lab

Vacancy ID:



Thurston Arthritis Res Center - 429201

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications/Experience


Full Time



Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Phanstiel Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( is looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to develop and apply computational tools to study gene regulation in human development and disease. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms through which enhancers and three-dimensional chromatin structure alter transcriptional output during cellular processes. The applicant will develop new tools to detect chromatin loops, identify differential loops, and predict enhancer-promoter connections. They will then apply these tools to existing and forthcoming multi-omic data sets (Hi-C, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, etc) generated by our lab to understand gene regulation and investigate the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer’s Disease, leukemia, and osteoarthritis. We encourage applicants with experience in computational analysis and integration of genomic data sets.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and/or related field of study

Qualifications and Experience:

Must have a completed PhD and have computational research 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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Job No:
Posted: 8/27/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time