Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001622
Department Surgery - Research Other - 414080
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range $37,088-$70,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 04/03/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 03/13/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

A postdoctoral scholar position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Moreira Bahnson. We are looking for an extremely talented and highly motivated candidate with a Doctoral degree, such as MD or PhD in related field, to work on development of a model of diabetic vasculopathies, and the design of nanoscale redox-based treatments for the diabetic atherosclerotic plaque. We are a dynamic multidisciplinary research group located within the Center of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Our long term research aims to change the way we treat arterial disease in diabetes by:
. Understanding why arterial disease is more aggressive in diabetic patients.
. Developing targeted systems using nanotechnology to locally deliver therapeutics to the diseased arteries.
This work will involve designing studies, conducting experiments. The selected candidate will also be responsible for the preparation of manuscripts related to these projects and submission of the manuscripts for publication in scientific journals. This position will devote the effort to:
. Planning and conducting bench research
. Mentoring junior members in the lab
. Manuscript preparation and submission
. Grant preparation and submission.

Educational Requirements

Doctoral degree required, such as MD or PhD in a Biomedical Science related field, preferably Cell and Molecular Biology.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must have a strong background and research experience in vascular biology, and animal models of disease particularly models of atherosclerosis and diabetes, and rodent colony maintenance Technical expertise preferred include:
. PCR, Immunoblotting, Oil Red o staining, immunofluorescence, and co-immunoprecipitation assay, promoter-reporter assay, DNA isolation.
. Isolation of vascular cells from aorta, culture, and transfection. Nuclear and cytosolic fractionation of cells, cell proliferation assays, histology, immunhistochemistry.
. Light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy.
. Rodent handling, including genotyping, glucose tolerance test and lipid assays. This position also requires evidence of " publications in peer-rewed scientific journals, presentations at national/international scientific meetings.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Edward Bahnson, PhD
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