Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. McGinty's lab
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. McGinty's labVacancy ID:
SOP-CBMC - 452100Position Type:
Postdoctoral ScholarSalary Range:
Dependent on Experience and Qualifications.Full-time/Part-time:
1.0Proposed Start Date:
02/03/2020Estimated Duration of Appointment:
12 MonthsPosting Open Date:
10/08/2019Open Until Filled:
Chapel Hill, NCPosition Summary:
The McGinty laboratory uses structural biology, biochemistry, and proteomics to study the regulation of chromatin structure and function of epigenetic mechanisms at atomic resolution. Improper regulation of these processes is correlated with diverse human diseases, especially cancer. Research in the laboratory includes the preparation and reconstitution of macromolecular chromatin complexes for analysis with X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, proteomics, and other biophysical methodologies.
The McGinty laboratory at UNC-CH invites highly skilled and motivated structural biologists, biochemists, or chemical biologists, who are interested in expanding their skills while working on significant and impactful chromatin research to apply for this position. The Postdoctoral trainee will conduct independent research furthering the laboratory’s studies of proteins that regulate chromatin structure and function through epigenetic processes, disruption of which leads to many human diseases including cancer.
The postdoctoral associate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that will express and purify recombinant proteins and DNA for use in structural biology and biochemistry experiments. Projects will require the use of macromolecular X-ray crystallography, single-particle cryo-electron microscopy and/or proteomics, as well as other biochemical and biophysical techniques.Educational Requirements:
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry or in the related field.Qualifications and Experience:
Prior experience with molecular biology and protein expression and purification are required.
Experience with structural biology techniques, peptide or protein chemistry, and mass spectrometry are preferred.
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated high productivity through exemplary publication records.
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.Special Instructions:
Interested candidates apply online at, http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/170827 along with your CV and a list of at least three professional references with their full contact information.
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