Research Scientist

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SOP-DPMP-452400
Working Title Research Scientist
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Dependent on experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002765
Position ID 20024936
Posting Open Date 10/18/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 01/02/2018
Position Summary

The Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutices (DPMP) seeks to create new methods of targeted delivery to optimize therapeutic efficacy of drugs and vaccines. This is accomplished by the integration of drug-delivery science, nanotechnology, and pharmacoengineering, an emerging discipline that integrates engineering methods with pharmaceutical sciences. The division works closely with other divisions within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, as well as other divisions across campus, including numerous researchers from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. DPMP researchers have generated more than $8.5M in annual support from the NIH and NSF. This includes the NIH-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery that brings together scientists to create nano-scale pharmaceutical innovations for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.

The Hingtgen Lab is seeking to fill a Research Scientist position with expertise in culturing and testing clinical versions of personalized tumor-homing stem cell therapies, performing safety and efficacy testing in mouse models of brain cancer, developing and testing clinical versions of custom scaffold based cell therapy systems, and other research tasks necessary to launch a first-in-human clinical trials.

Educational Requirements

M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Biomechanical Engineering.

Qualifications and Experience

- Have at least 1.5 years of post-doctoral training.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:
1. Culturing and manipulation of neural stem cells as well as stem cells.
2. The generation and use of tumoricidal neural stem cells for treatment of cancer.
3. Culture and delivery of stem cells on various bio-degradable scaffold technologies.
4. The creation of surgical resection models of cancer.
5. The delivery of scaffold/stem cell composites for treatment of post-surgical cancer.
6. A strong publication record, creative thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and good team spirit.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Apply online at, with a CV/resume and a list of at least three professional references with their contact information. A cover letter is optional.

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