Research Assistant Professor

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2022

Posting Information
Department Pharmacology - 424001
Posting Open Date 01/07/2022
Application Deadline 01/25/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Research Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0003868
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2022

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 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 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
The UNC-CH Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a fixed term, Research Assistant Professor. The department seeks a basic/translational research scientist with interest in the RAS oncogene and pancreatic cancer etiology and therapeutics. This person will apply chemical and CRISPR-Cas9 based genetic high-throughput screens to identify cancer resistance mechanisms and to develop combination chemotherapy strategies. Finally, this person will utilize state-of-the-art preclinical cancer models, including patient-derived organoids and mouse models, to evaluate cancer therapeutics.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or another life or biological sciences discipline.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A minimum of three year of postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Expertise in signal transduction and cellular/molecular biology, computational biology and experience with training and mentoring personnel is a plus.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

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Department Contact Name and Title Eileen McElhinney, HR Consultant
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Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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