Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS002755DepartmentEpidemiology - 463501Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start DateEstimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date06/05/2020Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

This Department of Epidemiology lab uses emerging coronaviruses as models to study the genetics of RNA virus transcription, replication, persistence, pathogenesis, genetics and cross-species transmission as well as translational countermeasures. The person(s) to fill these positions will be part of a team whose ultimate goal is to identify and develop new strategies to treat and prevent current and future emerging coronavirus infections. We are seeking candidates with extensive immunological, virological and/or molecular biology experience who can drive their own experiments in the lab.

Educational Requirements

PhD with completed degree in Virology, Immunology and/or Microbiology

Qualifications and Experience


• PhD with completed degree in Virology, Immunology and/or Microbiology
• Expertise in protein purification techniques
• Moderate to extensive flow cytometry expertise
• Cell culture expertise
• Expertise in use of mouse models
• Excellent molecular biology skills (i.e. experience with E. coli culture and DNA extraction, restriction digestions, PCR, DNA fragment purification, ligations, and eukaryotic cell transfections, DNA and RNA quantitation, RNA extractions)
• Successful candidate will have a basic understanding of rules and regulations required for working at biosafety levels 2 and 3


• Post-doctoral experience with applicable models
• Willingness to work at BSL3 and with animals
• BSL3 experience is a plus but not required

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 Physical and Mental Requirements

This lab works with highly pathogenic respiratory viruses under strict BSL3 conditions once proper training has been completed.

Ability to work in a BSL3 facility is preferred

Department Contact Name and TitleBen McGlaughon, Project ManagerDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Degree Transcripts
  2. Certification/licenses
  3. Writing/research Sample
  4. Sample Syllabus
  5. Media Presentation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. High containment work with pathogenic environments and animals is a demanding environment. Discuss your traits that would allow you to excel in this environment.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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