Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2022

Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Genetics - 423501
Posting Open Date 05/20/2022
Application Deadline 05/29/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003474
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range 50,000 - 58,000
Proposed Start Date 06/06/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Genetics department is to provide basic and applied genetic/genomic research, education, and training at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, the social sciences, public health, and medicine to have a profound effect on how medicine will be practiced in the future.
Our graduate programs train students to be creative, sophisticated research scientists prepared to pursue careers focused on genetics and genomics working in academic science, government, or commercial positions. Students conduct their dissertation research using diverse experimental approaches – from classical genetics to the most modern molecular methods – to address a broad range of contemporary problems in biomedical science.
The Department also includes a clinical arm focused on medical genetics, which covers the broad spectrum of clinical genetic research from disease prevention to diagnosis and treatment. This specialty includes evaluation, mutation discovery, counseling and risk assessment through analysis and genetic testing. Locating the clinical group alongside basic scientists facilitates integration of cutting-edge genetic research with patient care.
Position Summary
The postdoctoral research scholar will identify and study domains in viral proteins that are conserved across alphaviruses or coronaviruses with the goal of determining their function and testing whether these domains represent potential antiviral drug targets. The postdoctoral fellow will use a combination of molecular virology, bioinformatics, biochemical, immunology, and viral pathogenesis techniques to characterize these candidate functional domains for their role in viral replication or pathogenesis. They will also use a variety of molecular virology and biochemical methods to test whether these target sites can be bound by small molecule inhibitors, and whether these compounds will prevent viral replication and protect from virus-induced disease. Similar approaches will be taken to test the role of host factors in promoting viral replication, and testing whether inhibitors of these host pathways affect virus replication or protect from virus-induced disease. The position will require work at both BSL2 and BSL3 safety levels.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. or equivalent in Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, or Biology
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The position requires experience with virology and immunology.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Research experience with virology and immunology
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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