Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department Gene Therapy Center - 428001
Posting Open Date 08/03/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003555
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 48,000 - 55,000
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
This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Chengwen Li in the Gene Therapy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our general research interest is to reveal the gene therapy with adeno-associated virus vectors for eye diseases, especially corneal diseases using animal and other research models.
We will focus of the translational potential and clinical impact of research. The current project focuses on investigating the transduction efficiency of AAV vectors in cornea and improving AAV vector production.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PhD or MD in Biotechnology or similar science related field.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidate must have a PhD or MD in Biotechnology or any fields of Biology. First Author peer-reviewed publications as well as strong communication skills are required.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Strong technical skills in molecular biology, immunology and 2 years animal handling experience preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Special Instructions
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Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Zaneta Brown - HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email zaneta_brown@med.unc.edu
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