Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Vacancy ID PDS002372 Department Womens Health Resrch Ctr - 425201 Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary Range $50,000 Full-time/Part-time Full Time If part-time, hours per week FTE Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months Posting Open Date 04/18/2019 Posting Close Date 05/30/2019 Open Until Filled No Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Summary

Post Doctoral Scholar in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The candidate will work with the Manuck Research Team in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Program for Prematurity Prevention. They will also collaborate with the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and Fry Research laboratory laboratories at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The scholar will work directly with Dr. Manuck to identify risk factors and genetic and epigenetic factors associated with prematurity and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. The candidate will participate in a NIH funded project (R01-MD011609) that will examine genetic, epigenetic, and gene expression differences among women with recurrent preterm birth compared to those who deliver at term.

Educational Requirements

M.D. degree or PhD in epidemiology, toxicology, molecular biology, and/or environmental health sciences

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate must have a strong molecular biology background and understanding of basic pregnancy physiology and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The candidate will have 2 main responsibilities: (1) perform basic statistical and more importantly, multiomics analyses, evaluating how CpG methylation and gene expression differences between individuals contribute to risk for medically indicated and spontaneous preterm birth. (2) Prepare formal written reports, including manuscripts, scientific abstracts, and grant progress reports. The candidate should be a strong writer and will have the ability to utilize a rich set of biologic specimens and clinical data to enhance their publication record under the direction of Dr. Manuck, in addition to the ability to move their own research forward as they work towards independence.

Preferred Qualifications: The Postdoctoral candidate must have a M.D. or Ph.D. in epidemiology, toxicology, molecular biology, and/or environmental health sciences. The ideal candidate would have prior first-author publications in perinatal health, with a focus on adverse pregnancy outcomes (prematurity preferred). In addition, the candidate must have strong analytic expertise and be comfortable with the analysis of CpG methylation data, gene expression data, and genotype data. The candidate should thus have experience

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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Department Contact Name and Title Christina Terminello, Human Resources Consultant Department Contact Telephone or Email 919-962-4797 [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‚Äôs 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. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you published peer-reviewed research journal articles on human clinical or translational pregnancy studies?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. Have you published peer-reviewed research journal articles on molecular biology?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. Have you directly interacted with research participants in a clinical setting, and obtained written, informed consent?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 5/25/2019
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