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Career Opportunities

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Graduate Students

We are currently accepting Ph.D. students. Rotation positions are available. I can mentor students in the following programs:

Please see the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program homepage for more information about the graduate program.

Postdoctoral Positions

The Phanstiel Lab at UNC is looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher interested in the role of DNA looping in monocyte and macrophage biology. Interested applicants should have experience in at least one of the following categories: innate immune response, genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9, or genomic library preparation (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, etc). The applicant will lead an independent research project looking at the mechanisms of DNA loop-based regulation of key pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory genes in human macrophages. Project specifics will depend on the skills and interests of the applicant but could include the development and application of methods to modulate DNA looping using CRISPR/Cas9 technology or performing integrative analyses of DNA looping during macrophage development and activation. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves cutting edge DNA sequencing technology, bioinformatic analysis, and genome editing. We encourage applicants looking to develop new skills in these exciting areas.

Apply here or send a CV, cover letter describing your research experiences and ongoing research interests, and contact information for three references to Doug Phanstiel at

Staff Positions


We are looking for a talented bioinformatician/software developer to facilitate the analysis, interpretation, and visualization of genomic and proteomic data sets. Please contact for more info

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.