Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



Psychology and Neuroscience - 319100

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar


Full Time

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

SPIRE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: is a training experience where primary research is conducted at UNC Chapel Hill and teaching responsibilities carried out at partner minority serving institutions. The postdoctoral scholar will provide contributions to research progress in a laboratory research environment selected across a range of areas aligned with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) research priorities. Opportunities to tailor the experience to meet individual training needs and professional goals include participation in formal teaching, professional development workshops, and the development of specific research, teaching, and other career related competencies. Training includes a pedagogical workshop series, individual development plans, and annual evaluations, and regular participation in training seminars.

Perform original, independent research in the lab setting of their choice at UNC-Chapel Hill
Work closely with Principal Investigators who provide guidance and mentoring on research projects
Publish in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research findings at national and international conferences and participating in journal clubs and laboratory meetings
Teach courses at one of four of the program’s partner universities
Engage in professional development that leads to academic careers

Educational Requirements:

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. from an accredited program before entering the program.

Qualifications and Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates who have a background in biological and biomedical sciences that align with NIGMS research priorities, interest in teaching, and working with diversity. Ideal candidates will desire academic careers that emphasize research as a primary goal with excellence in teaching. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements before starting the program and have no more than 2 years of current postdoctoral experience as of September 2021.

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.

Special Instructions:

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

We ask that applicants upload a cover letter and CV. See website for eligibility and instructions on content required in cover letter. Letters of reference (in PDF format) should be emailed directly to Dr. Rybarczyk: [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 11/16/2020
Application Due: 2/1/2021
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