Postdoctoral Research Associate CETP

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (US)
$50,004 - $54,756 based on NIH guidelines + benefits
October 04 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available to work jointly in the laboratories of Marcey Waters (UNC Department of Chemistry) and David Williams (UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) as part of the Cancer Epigenetics Training Program (CETP). The research focus will be to develop a synthetic peptide inhibitor or peptidomimetic of a chromatin remodeling complex as a novel strategy for treating cancer as well as β-hemoglobinopathies. The two labs use a combination of peptide synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, FRET, BRET, ITC, and other biophysical techniques to develop peptide inhibitors of protein-DNA and protein-protein complexes. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to apply for the Cancer Epigenetics Training Program ( which provides excellent post-doctoral training in the field of epigenetic gene regulation and cancer in a stimulating research environment at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent in the chemical or biological sciences, including chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related areas.

Qualifications and Experience: A strong background in peptide synthesis, chemical modification, and purification is required. Experience with biochemistry and tissue culture as well as an interest in translational research and applying for fellowship funding are highly desirable.

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The online application will require, i) a cover letter briefly describing your previous experience and how your interests might fit into the current focus areas of the lab, ii) a curriculum vitae, and iii) contact information of three references.

UNC-Chapel Hill is a top-ranked public R1 research university and member of the American Association of Universities (AAU). UNC is 5th in the US for federal research among universities, with over 1.1 billion in research activity annually, and is the 11th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.   

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.