Postdoctoral Research Fellow - HIV Cure Center

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - HIV Cure Center
Vacancy ID PDS002220
Department Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.00
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 11/20/2018
Posting Close Date 03/01/2019
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC HIV Cure Center in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with basic science departments in the School of Medicine and across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for an Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The UNC HIV Cure Center is focused on the discovery, development, and implementation of new treatments to allow durable treatment-free remission of HIV infection (cure). This work covers the entire translation spectrum from basic science, drug discovery, in vivo models, to clinical studies and provides the opportunity to be exposed to both academic and industry approaches to problem solving and progression of ideas to medicines.

The HIV Cure Center is supported by University, federal funds, and by a public-partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ViiV Healthcare. The Cure Center seeks to bring the best of both academic and industry approaches, redefining research and seeking the breakthroughs needed to tackle this extraordinarily challenging global health issue.

The UNC HIV Cure Center seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to further our study of the immunology of HIV reservoirs, latency reversal, and clearance. The successful candidate will bring experience in immunologic concepts and techniques as well as the confidence and creativity to make individual contributions and drive the science forward. Our diverse team includes scientists and clinicians all harnessing their experiences and expertise to achieve a better understanding of HIV latency and clearance to address many of the remaining roadblocks to a cure for HIV. We are seeking a new team member to contribute to our investigation of the immunologic impact of latency reversal strategies, the role of the immune system in HIV persistence, and how best to clear reactivated HIV infected cells. This new team member will be responsible for working within the team as well as contributing independently.

Educational Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in basic science models of host:pathogen interaction, animal models of infection and immunology, and in facilitating translational research at the clinical/basic science interface.

Proficiency in tissue culture, cellular immunology, flow cytometry and in molecular biology techniques such as DNA and RNA analysis by QPCR, western blot, ELISA, etc. are preferred.

Experience in the biology of and assays for myeloid cell differentiation, myeloid:T cell interaction, and T cell responses strongly preferred.

Candidates should also have strong laboratory and analytical skills as demonstrated by a strong track record of relevant publications in well-respected journals.

Outstanding communication skills are essential for this position.

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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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Must possess flexibility, mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies up to 8 lbs. in weight, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Needs to have the physical ability to perform many varied tasks; i.e. fine motor skills, excellent hand-eye coordination, and a high level of concentration to do challenging techniques

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Briana Marini, Human Resources Consultant
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Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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