Postdoctoral Research Associate (Pharmacology and Systems Biology)

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate (Pharmacology and Systems Biology)Vacancy IDPDS002350DepartmentSOP-DPET - 452200Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary RangeDependent on qualifications and experienceFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start Date05/01/2019Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date04/10/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The Cao Lab focuses on research in systems pharmacology and evolutionary cancer systems biology that will identify novel strategy to control cancer resistance to targeted therapy, particularly antibody-based targeted therapy. We conduct across disciplinary research using knowledge in:
• Quantitative pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
• Evolutionary biology and game theory
• Molecular biology and protein engineering.

We are a dynamic and interdisciplinary lab that integrates and applies the latest advances from immunology, systems pharmacology and biology, bioinformatics, protein engineering, molecular imaging to a diverse array of research projects. They are 1) dynamic metrics-based biomarkers to differentiate responders vs non-responders to immunotherapy; 2) systems pharmacology platforms for novel engineered biologics; 2) novel imaging probes for antibody-target interaction in physiologically relevant contexts; 3) evolutionary biology and game theory to develop adaptive therapy for cancer. Specific duties include performing research, developing research ideas, as well as writing manuscripts and grant proposals. Competitive candidates typically have at least several publications in reputable journals during their graduate training, and are adept at working in a problem-solving environment.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D., but not limited to systems pharmacology and biology, chemical engineering, and quantitative pharmacology. Outstanding and highly creative postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines will be considered.

Qualifications and Experience

- Possess a strong record of publications in well-respected journals.
- Preference will be given to those who have strong experience in systems pharmacology, systems biology, and chemical engineering.

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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      Posted: 4/12/2019
      Application Due: 6/11/2019
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