Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2022

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Department Alcohol Studies Center - 428801
Posting Open Date 05/10/2022
Application Deadline 05/31/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003465
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 $53,760 - $60,780
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
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
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the impact of pain and/or alcohol on brain circuits. This position is available in the lab of Dr. Thomas Kash at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Research projects in the Kash lab use an integrative approach that combines behavioral testing, pharmacology, circuit-based approaches, slice electrophysiology, and anatomical techniques. The ideal candidate will have strong letters of support and experience in one or more of the above listed techniques. The successful candidate will be mentored toward research independence. Individuals holding or near completion (within six months) of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree are eligible. The applicant will work in a highly collaborative environment at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and receive an NIH-level stipend.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in related field
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Research projects in the Kash lab use an integrative approach that combines behavioral testing, pharmacology, circuit-based approaches, slice electrophysiology, and anatomical techniques.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal candidate will have strong letters of support and experience in one or more of the required listed techniques.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Animal research
Special Instructions
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Department Contact Name and Title Stephanie Fleming, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email Stephanie_Fleming@med.unc.edu
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