Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Biology, DNA Repair & Drug Discovery
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Biology,
DNA Repair & Drug Discovery
Position Description: NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available in the Vaziri laboratory (https://med.sites.unc.edu/vazirilab/) to define novel pathological DNA repair mechanisms by which cancer cells mutate their genomes and resist therapy (see Nature Communications 7, 12105; J Cell Biol 216, p3097).
The projects are multidisciplinary and translational: molecular & cell biology, genetics, and biochemical & biophysical approaches will be used to determine how cancer cells reprogram DNA repair pathways in culture and in vivo. Chemical probes and inhibitors will be developed in collaboration with The UNC Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (http://cicbdd.web.unc.edu/) and used to validate cancer-specific DNA repair pathways as tractable therapeutic targets. The close partnership with CICBDD provides exciting and unique opportunities to learn industrial approaches (e.g. development of high throughput and high-content screening platforms) and will be particularly valuable for trainees considering long-term careers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. with strong background in molecular and cell biology or related disciplines. Ability to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team is a must. Applicants should have good command of the English language and must have written and published peer-reviewed papers in reputable scientific journals.
To Apply: Please upload curriculum vitae, cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information for three references to https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/157805
The Institution and Department: UNC is a world-class research institution with state-of-the-art core facilities and provides an outstanding research training environment for life scientists. The Vaziri lab is affiliated with the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (https://www.med.unc.edu/pathology/), Biochemistry & Biophysics (https://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/), and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Research Center (https://unclineberger.org/research/).
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
Location: Chapel Hill is an attractive, safe and diverse college town that ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States (https://www.unc.edu/life/about-the-city/).