Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Details

Department Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801
Posting Open Date 06/30/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003511
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience
Proposed Start Date 07/25/2022
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 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 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.
The UNC HIV Cure Center in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease and School of
Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with basic science
departments in the School of Medicine and across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The UNC HIV Cure Center is focused on the
discovery, development, and implementation of new treatments to allow durable treatment-free
remission of HIV infection (cure). The HIV Cure Center is supported by University and federal funds,
and by a public-partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Glaxo
SmithKline. The Center seeks to comingle academic and industry approaches, redefining research and
seeking the breakthroughs needed to tackle this extraordinarily challenging global health issue.
Position Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and dynamic postdoctoral research fellow to
undertake research at the UNC HIV Cure center, specifically in a project seeking to understand HIV
persistence and eradication strategies for cure of HIV. The UNC HIV Cure center is a multi-disciplinary
research center with various current translational studies. Our laboratory is interested in understanding
of HIV latency and persistent HIV infection-associated complications. We seek to discover new anti-
HIV latency therapeutic targets that will ultimately lead to the eradication of HIV infection, including
shock and kill and deep latency. Varieties of HIV latency models will be used in this study, including in
vitro and ex vivo cellular models of latency, ART-suppressed rhesus macaque model of AIDS, and
tissues isolated from HIV+ individuals receiving ART.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants should possess a PhD., M.D., or PhD./MD. in microbiology and immunology, virology,
molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, biophysics, neuroscience, or a related field.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in cellular and/or animal models of SIV/HIV
infection or other viral infection with expertise in flow cytometry, tissue culture, and cellular immunology
to facilitate translational research at the clinical/basic science interface. He/she should also be
proficient in microscopy techniques and immunostaining.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A background in epigenetic is a plus.
Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experiences in tissue processing, primary cell
culture, flow cytometry and molecular biology/biochemistry techniques such as coimmunoprecipitation,
chromatin immunoprecipitation, qPCR/RT-qPCR, and western blot analysis.
Opportunities will exist for gaining teaching experience with graduate and clinical research fellows.
Candidates should also have strong laboratory and analytical skills as demonstrated by a strong track
record of relevant 1st author publications in well-respected journals. Outstanding communication skills
in English are essential for this position.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Must possess flexibility, mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and
supplies. Needs to have the physical ability to perform many varied tasks; i.e. fine motor skills,
excellent hand-eye coordination, and a high level of concentration to do challenging techniques
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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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