Research Associate

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Biological and Genome Sciences - 428201

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002663

Position Summary: A Research Associate position is available in the Conlon Lab whose studies focus on identifying the molecular networks that are essential for early heart development and how alterations in these networks lead to congenital heart disease. This is a senior position that will be responsible to develop, conduct, and evaluate scientific research. The successful candidate will understand the context and implications of the research in order to apply and interpret theoretical knowledge necessary to conduct research in the area of cardiac development and disease. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to: project planning, experimental design, developing methodology, conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, laboratory management, project management, preparing publications and reports, and communication and instruction. Work will include the training and supervision of staff, students and others in performing specific techniques/experiments.

Application Deadline: 08/22/2017

Education Requirements: Candidates must have Ph.D. or M.D. in a field of biological science with a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral experience and should have a strong publication record using mouse as a model system.

Qualification and Experience: Applicants are required to have extensive experience with using the mouse as a model system. Experience needs to include generating conditional mutant and CRE alleles, genotyping, and husbandry and colony management. In addition, applicants need an extensive background in phenotypic analysis, including but not limited to histology, H&E sectioning, in situs, immuno-histochemistry and RNAseq. The candidate will further need a proven record of training undergraduate and PhD students, presenting data at national and international meetings, and a strong background in writing manuscripts and fellowships. Preference will be given to those individual with first author papers in top tier journals and a proven track record in the area of mammalian cardiac development.

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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