Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Position Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow Vacancy ID PDS002260 Department Globl Hlth and Infect Disease - 427801 Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications/Experience Full-time/Part-time Full Time If part-time, hours per week FTE 1.00 Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months Posting Open Date 01/15/2019 Posting Close Date 03/25/2019 Open Until Filled No Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Summary

The Institute of Global Health and Infectious and Division of Infectious Disease develop ongoing clinical, educational and research programs directed toward the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The Institute and Division’s goals include coordinating and conducting basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering collaboration among other investigators and researchers; improving clinical care in infectious diseases, including activities related to management of HIV and other infectious diseases; activities related to emerging pathogens, international health, and clinical outreach and infectious disease prevention activities, including a focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.

The UNC HIV Cure Center is a partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and ViiV Healthcare and resides in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine. This incredibly unique public-private partnership is redefining the traditional way of conducting research and is creating a new model to seek the breakthroughs needed to tackle the extraordinarily challenging global health issue of finding a cure for HIV. The UNC HIV Cure Center, directed by Dr. David Margolis, is focused on the discovery, development, and implementation of new treatments to allow durable treatment-free remission of HIV infection (cure).

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, highly skilled and motivated synthetic organic chemist postdoctoral research fellow to undertake research at the UNC HIV Cure Center. The Cure Center is a multi-disciplinary research center with various current translational studies. Our laboratory is interested in understanding HIV latency and persistence and we seek to discover new anti-HIV latency therapeutic targets that will ultimately lead to the eradication of HIV infection. Specifically we are seeking a synthetic organic chemist to lead chemistry initiatives to discover and develop novel agents that will reverse HIV latency.

Educational Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. A background in epigenetics is a plus.

Qualifications and Experience

Ideal candidate will have an interest in basic science models of HIV or other viral infections with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and will work with faculty, staff and collaborators to facilitate translational research at the clinical/basic science interface. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the design of biologically active compounds, planning (and execution) of synthetic routes, and the interpretation of biological results. The candidate will be skilled in the interpretation of data to help inform strategy and decision making to progress project goals. The candidate will be responsible for the preparation, purification and characterization of all materials, maintaining clear and current records of their work within an electronic laboratory notebook and will perform all applicable analytical work.

Key Responsibilities include:
• The ability to plan and perform (multi-step) organic syntheses; strong laboratory bench skills are required.
• Thorough documentation of experimental procedures, writing of reports and technical documents.
• Must maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting. Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise.
• Expected to maintain a safe, pleasant and efficient working environment.
• Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
We also expect a strong track record of relevant publications in well-respected journals. Outstanding communication skills in English are essential for this position.

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.

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Quick Link Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Must possess flexibility, mobility and strength to store and access research samples, reagents, and supplies. Needs to have the physical ability to perform many varied tasks; i.e. fine motor skills, excellent hand-eye coordination, and a high level of concentration to do challenging techniques

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Briana Marini, Human Resources Consultant Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. List of References
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Writing/research Sample
  2. Research Statement
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What discipline is your PhD in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What experience do you have in HIV research?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe why you are interested in this position and describe your career goals.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 3/25/2019
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