Research Assistant Professor

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleResearch Assistant ProfessorPosition NumberAppointment TypeFixed Term FacultySalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull-time/Part-timeFull-Time PermanentIf part-time, hours per weekFTEVacancy IDFAC0003288Posting Open Date10/02/2020Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesProposed Start Date01/01/2021Position Summary

The University of North Carolina is seeking a Fixed-Term Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. Essential job duties will include the ability to perform high-quality impactful Gene Therapy research relevant to therapeutic development for ocular diseases.

The anticipated hiring range will be commensurate with rank, education, and experience.

For additional information contact: Matthew Hirsch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UNC-CH, email: [email protected]

Educational Requirements

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. and at least 5 years of predoctoral and postdoctoral experience developing AAV vectors for therapeutic applications with a focus on viral biology, optimization of transduction in stem cells, and in particular, publications related to diseases of the anterior eye.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will possess expertise in the fields of DNA damage/repair signaling, cancer biology, stem cell biology, and adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector biology. Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: 1.) an established track record of participation in collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research initiatives, 2.) experience acquiring and analyzing high-throughput assay data related to AAV vectors, 3.) the ability to culture, maintain, and isolate stem cells, 4.) the capacity for AAV vector production and ocular applications in small and large animal models, 5.) a working knowledge of advanced microscopy techniques, and 6.) a track recorded of successful grant writing.

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.

Special Instructions

In addition to an online application, interested individuals should also submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 individuals who can be contacted to provide a professional references.

Quick Link Contact Name and TitleGina Austen, HR ConsultantDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] Information

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

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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    Posted: 10/4/2020
    Application Due: 1/2/2021
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