Research Scientist

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

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 $49,500 - $65,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003467
Position ID 20031330
Posting Open Date 12/10/2018
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 01/14/2019
Position Summary

The Hingtgen Lab is looking to recruit a highly motivated Research Associate to join the Translational Cellular Therapeutics and Imaging Lab. Our work focuses on improving the therapeutic management of highly malignant brain tumors by developing novel mechanism-based therapies delivered via engineered stem cells and other delivery platforms. Central to this research is the integration of non-invasive bioimaging to provide real-time single-cell resolution and quantitative whole-animal information that is combined with extensive molecular mechanistic analysis to determine therapeutic potential. Please see Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 2;7:10593, Biomaterials. 2016 Jun;90:116-25, and Biomaterials. 2016 Apr;84:42-53 for examples of our work.

Educational Requirements

M.A, M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Biomedical Engineering.

Qualifications and Experience

- Possess five or more years of relevant work experience.
- Extensive work creating and utilizing mouse models of cancer.
- Experience with in-vivo imaging and optical tracking of tumors.
- Experience with the creation of surgical resection models of cancer; delivery of scaffold or stem cell composites for treatment of post-surgical cancer.
- Possess ability for creative thinking; effective oral and written communication skills, and good team spirit.
- Ability to provide extensive guidance for graduate students: This includes formal one-on-one weekly meetings with each graduate student; reviews experimental design and provides feedback, instruction, and advice to troubleshoot issues.
- Ability to oversee and manage approval of all animal protocols animal inspections, records; supervises the housing, care, and follow-up on all surgeries maintenance of equipment in the surgical suites.
- Assists the PI placing orders, managing the lab’s ordering website, stocking supplies once they arrive; assists with submitting patent applications through the UNC Office of Technology Transfer.

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 three professional references with their full contact information. A cover letter is optional.

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