Temporary Research Scientist - Dr. Hingtgen Lab

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 22 Jun 2017

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Temporary Research Scientist - Dr. Hingtgen Lab
Department SOP-Molecular Pharmaceutics - 452400
Position ID 20021364
Vacancy ID N000389
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Dependent of qualifications and experience.
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours Per Week 40
Posting Close Date 06/22/2017
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months
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 temporary Research Scientist/Scholar 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 scaffoldbased cell therapy systems, and other research tasks necessary to launch a first-in-human clinical trials.

Education Requirements

PhD in Biomedicine or Biotechnology.

Qualifications and Experience

- Have at least 1.5 years of postdoctoral training.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:
- Culturing and manipulation of neural stem cells as well as stem cells.
- The generation and use of tumoricidal neural stem cells for treatment of cancer.
- Culture and delivery of stem cells on various bio-degradable scaffold technologies.
- The creation of surgical resection models of cancer.
- The delivery of scaffold/stem cell composites for treatment of post-surgical cancer.
- Applicants should have 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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Special Instructions

Apply online at, http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119600 with a CV/resume and a list of at least three professional references with their contact information. A cover letter is optional.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119600

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