Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. McGinty's lab

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. McGinty's lab

Vacancy ID:



SOP-CBMC - 452100

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Experience and Qualifications.


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 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.

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.

Special Instructions:

Interested candidates apply online at, along with your CV and a list of at least three professional references with their full contact information.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time