Research Associate

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentApplied Physical Sciences-318100Working TitleResearch AssociateAppointment TypeEHRA Non-Faculty ResearchPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsSalary RangeDependent on QualificationsFull Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004517Position ID20036942, 20036950Posting Open Date08/21/2020Application Deadline10/21/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/02/2020Position Summary


This posting is for two (2) positions and by applying to this posting applicants will be considered for both vacancies.

The Freeman Lab at the department of Applied Physical Sciences at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill is looking for two full-time research associates.

The successful candidates will play a key hands-on role in a wide variety of molecular and cell biology and protein purification techniques. They will partner closely with other members of the team who specialize in Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, and Bioconjugation.

The Research Associate will be expected to function with substantial independence and expertise in original scholarship, research design/engineering, implementation of research procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results.

This at-will position is grant-funded with funding contingency.

Educational Requirements

Master’s or PhD with a focus in biomaterials, engineering, biochemistry or biology is required. For candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, a bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience with biomaterials, engineering, biochemistry or biology may be substituted.

Qualifications and Experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills, required.

One to two years industry experience, preferred. Experience in biomaterials, tissue engineering, microfluidic systems integration, or working in a regulated environment desirable. Experience in Matrix biology, imaging, proteomics, stem cell biology, and cell signaling is also preferred.

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.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above




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    Posted: 10/9/2020
    Application Due: 1/7/2021
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