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 leukemia and other cancers as well as sickle cell anemia. The two labs use a combination of peptide synthesis, NMR spectroscopy, FRET, BRET, ITC, and other biophysical techniques to develop peptide and peptidomimetic inhibitors of protein-DNA and protein-protein complexes.
Education and Experience:
Experience with biochemistry and tissue culture as well as an interest in translational research and applying for fellowship funding are highly desirable. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to apply for the Cancer Epigenetics Training Program (https://unclineberger.org/cancer-epigenetics-training-program/). Citizenship or permanent residency are required to be appointed to a position on the CETP training grant.
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