Postdoctoral Research Associate - Drug Metabolism and Precision Medicine (DPET)

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Sep 2022

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Posting Details

Department SOP-DPET - 452200
Posting Open Date 07/01/2022
Application Deadline 09/01/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Drug Metabolism and Precision Medicine (DPET)
Vacancy ID PDS003513
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 Experience
Proposed Start Date 10/01/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

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
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Lee in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) ( The scientific focus of the position is in the areas of drug metabolism, translational pharmacology, and precision medicine. The primary project will investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie pregnancy associated alterations in hepatic drug metabolism and transport through use of state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo model systems and molecular and biochemical phenotyping methods. Opportunities to contribute to additional clinical/translational research projects focused on novel biomarkers, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics/precision medicine, as well participate in coursework, professional development and teaching/mentoring activities, also are available.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants should possess a PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a closely related discipline, and have no more than five years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A strong background in cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology/toxicology is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as a member of an inter-disciplinary team, strong problem-solving skills, and prior experience with primary cell culture, molecular biology methods, and data analysis are essential.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal candidate will have experience studying the function of hepatic metabolism and transport proteins, and in depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics and genomics. Prior experience with hepatocyte culture, analytical chemistry, and in silico modeling is preferred.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Special Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a letter describing career goals as they relate to the position in the “Cover Letter” upload, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.
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