Postdoctoral Fellow-Phanstiel Lab

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Fellow-Phanstiel LabVacancy IDPDS002496DepartmentThurston Arthritis Res Center - 429201Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeDependent on Qualifications/ExperienceFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.00Proposed Start Date09/09/2019Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date08/26/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition 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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Quick Link Physical and Mental RequirementsDepartment Contact Name and TitleDouglas PhanstielDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Affairs Contact Information

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a PhD?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have computational research experience?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 8/27/2019
    Application Due: 11/23/2020
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