Post-Doc Research Associate - Rao Lab

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department SOP-DPET - 452200
Posting Open Date 09/21/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate - Rao Lab
Vacancy ID PDS003597
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $53,000 - $63,000
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students and 145 graduate students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (
Our Vision is to be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our Mission is to prepare leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.
Position Summary
* Analyze preclinical-clinical data (in vitro or in vivo), translational PK/PD data, host immune response data, plot data, review mechanistic details and propose modeling strategy
* Contribute to the model development process or lead the development of fit-for-purpose mathematical models (e.g., mechanism-based, population-based PK/PD, PBPK or QSP) to inform in vivo or clinical study design by using modeling and simulation approaches (using existing or published models) to address gaps in our knowledge and increase and expand out in-house clinical pharmacology knowledge
* Apply quantitative methods to integrate knowledge of PK, PD, patient characteristics, disease states, and drug-drug interactions to optimize dose selection, dosage regimens and study designs throughout drug development
* Publish research performed, contribute to grant writing and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research program
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A doctorate in Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Systems Biology, or Computational Biology
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Hands-on programming skills in R; experiences with additional PKPD modeling tools like Phoenix WinNonlin, NONMEM, ADAPT, S-ADAPT are desired 
* Strengths in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods
* Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with colleagues and collaborators from diverse backgrounds 
* Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to manage multiple tasks
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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