We are seeking individuals to join an exciting research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study mechanisms of gene regulation. Projects will focus on how histone modifications are established by histone-modifying enzymes and how effector proteins that bind to these modifications are recruited to genes to control their expression. Some of the available projects will take advantage of specialized equipment (i.e., a chemostat) that is ideally suited to explore yeast biology across distinct metabolic states (feast/fasting) that create unique 'Histone Codes' that regulate gene transcription.
At current, this position is listed as time-limited for one (1) year, with a maximum time-limited status of 3 years. However, the position has the potential to become permanent if future funding is secured for its continuation
Education and Experience:
The candidate should have prior research experience and should know the basics of experimental design. The candidate should be able to work in a multidisciplinary research team that is culturally diverse, where team-building, communication skills, and collegiality are core values. The candidate is expected to be organized, open to collaborators and suggestions, and maintain a respectful and professional environment with the highest commitment to scientific integrity.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.