Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 12 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department Med-UNC Blood Research Center - 411494
Posting Open Date 06/02/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003482
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date
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.
Position Summary
The Antoniak lab focuses on preclinical models of different cardiovascular diseases with emphasis on the role of protease-activated receptors (PARs), coagulation proteases and platelets in innate immune responses during viral myocarditis and influenza infection. Furthermore, the lab works on protease-activated receptors in different cardiac injury models such as chemotherapy-induced heart failure.
As a member of the UNC Blood Research Center, we are part of a highly collaborative, dynamic, and stimulating research group that makes feasible multidisciplinary research, ensuring an outstanding postdoctoral training experience.
This lab has open positions for two projects:
1) The role of blood coagulation, coagulation-dependent signaling and platelets in viral infections of the heart and lung.
2) Coagulation-dependent signaling in chemotherapy-induced heart failure.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A PhD and/or MD required.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Strong experience in molecular and cellular biology as well as animal models of human diseases are desirable. Background in immunology, virology or important cardiovascular diseases (heart failure models) is an advantage. Knowledge in blood coagulation, platelet, PAR or RNA virus biology are beneficial.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A strong background in cell culture, isolation of immune and cardiovascular cells, real-time PCR, ELISA, Western blots, biochemical assays and mouse models are essential skills for the position.
The successful candidate(s) will have excellent written and verbal English communication skills and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Eligibility to apply for NIH Training Grants would also be a distinct advantage.
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