Post-Doc Research Associate-Braunstein

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Jun 2022

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Posting Details


Department Microbiology and Immunology - 422501
Posting Open Date 06/14/2022
Application Deadline 06/27/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate-Braunstein
Vacancy ID PDS003496
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
FTE 1
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The objective of this position is to serve as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Miriam Braunstein’s lab. Her laboratory investigates basic biology and mechanisms of pathogenesis of mycobacteria. This Postdoctoral Research position will be to study the cell wall biogenesis of mycobacteria and to explore the potential of treating mycobacteria with bacteriophages. The project will utilize genetic, biochemical, and microbiology techniques.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent field.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Experience in project management and assay development and implementation
Experience in manuscript development, writing, editing
Experience in oral presentation of research
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
4 years research/wet lab experience
Microbiology experience: culturing bacteria, sterile technique, phenotype assays
Molecular biology experience: nucleic acid synthesis/purification, PCR/qPCR, gene cloning, in vitro assays
Biochemistry: gene expression, immunoblotting
Experience in training others in basic lab skills
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Miriam Braunstein, Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email miriam_braunstein@med.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.

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