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Improving Health Outcomes – Carolina Data Science Now

On May 26 at 12 PM (EST), Carolina Data Science Now hosts  “Improving Health Outcomes” – an event centered around the use of data science to prevent, address, and develop long-lasting solutions for chronic health issues. There will be three lightning talks by UNC-Chapel Hill professors and researchers, followed by a guided panel, a question-and-answer session with the speakers, and a discussion with the data science community at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Speaking at the event will be Dr. Chris Bizon, Director of Analytics and Data Science, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC-CH; Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta, Senior Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Center Innovation Fellow, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; and Dr. Naim Rashid, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, and Research Associate Professor at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Please register through the link provided.

Event: May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

National Cancer Institute – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center – Small Business Transition Grant for Early Career Scientists

The National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center hosts the Small Business Transition Grant for Early Career Scientists, a funding opportunity for university researchers who want to take their career path from academia to a small business setting. The Small Business Transition Grant was developed to sponsor budding academic-entrepreneurs and encourage the transfer of innovation in cancer technology from academic laboratories into small businesses.

The funding opportunity initially provides $400k as a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award that transitions to a Phase II SBIR award providing up to $2 million. Proposed projects must fall within one of the following categories: (1) Therapeutics and Preventative Agents; (2) Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, and In Vivo Diagnostics; (3) In Vitro and Ex Vivo Diagnostics and Prognostics; or (4) Cancer Prevention and Control, Supportive Care, and Survivorship.

A critical factor in peer review will be designation of an effective mentoring team which must support the candidate as they transition from academic scientist to entrepreneur. Read more about this funding opportunity at the NCI SBIR Development Center’s website. The application is due Monday, August 22, 2022.

If you are interested in this funding opportunity or have questions about applying, consider attending NCI SBIR’s Small Business Transition Grant Q&A Office Hour Webinar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 2:00pm ET. Register here.

Graduate Research Assistant Position – Cancer Research Equity Through Advocacy and Engagement (CREATE) Initiative – UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Cancer Outcomes Research Program is seeking a highly motivated graduate student to join their group to support the research and engagement activities of the CREATE (Cancer Research Equity Through Advocacy & Engagement) Initiative through UNC Lineberger. The student will work directly with the Principal Investigator (Dr. Marjory Charlot) and the Project Director (Lauren Matthews) on research projects focusing on cancer disparities, patient/community engagement, participation of Black, Latinx, and low-socioeconomic status (SES) populations in cancer clinical trials, and cancer care quality improvement. Responsibilities include assisting with study design and management, patient recruitment, and preparation of grants, manuscripts, and abstracts. Authorship and presentation opportunities will be provided.

See the full position description for details.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Lauren Matthews (

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Zannas Lab – Epigenetic Mechanisms in Stress and Aging

The Zannas lab in the Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic mechanisms linking psychosocial stress with coronary heart disease. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment and will lead epigenome-wide analyses in DNA derived from both large-scale studies in human cohorts and mechanistic experiments in cellular models. For a research statement of our lab, please see:

Requirements: Ph.D in computational biology/bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field, as well as experience in bioinformatics analyses using large-scale data and knowledge of relevant programming languages. Preferred qualifications include previous experience in analyzing sequencing and DNA methylation data, fluency in R and Python languages, and previous record of scholarly accomplishments.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact 

Submit an application at

NC TraCS Accepting Applications for TL1 Postdoc Program

NC TraCS is recruiting candidates for a one-year postdoc research and training experience to translate a product/idea/research results in any of these areas:

  • Commercialization/entrepreneurship: patenting, start-ups, preclinical work, developing regulatory strategy
  • Clinical trials/regulatory: preparing to go from lab to clinic, regulatory submissions
  • Health systems: implementing/applying research results in the health care system

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for appointment in 2022