Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Vacancy ID PDS002266
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 01/14/2019
Posting Close Date 02/28/2019
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC HIV Cure Center seeks a postdoctoral fellow to further our study of the immunology of HIV reservoirs, latency reversal, and clearance. The successful candidate will bring experience in virology or immunology 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. 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 in English 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, 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 repeatedly perform 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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