Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Vacancy ID:



Med-UNC Blood Research Center - 411494

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

$47,476 - $49,000 Depending on experience & qualifications.


Full Time

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Antoniak lab focuses on preclinical models of different cardiovascular diseases with emphasis on the role of protease-activated receptors (PARs), coagulation proteases and platelets in innate immune responses during viral myocarditis and influenza infection. Furthermore, the lab works on protease-activated receptors in different cardiac injury models such as chemotherapy-induced heart failure.
As a member of the UNC Blood Research Center, we are part of a highly collaborative, dynamic, and stimulating research group that makes feasible multidisciplinary research, ensuring an outstanding postdoctoral training experience.
This lab has open positions for two projects:
1)The role of blood coagulation, coagulation-dependent signaling and platelets in viral infections of the heart and lung.
2)Coagulation-dependent signaling in chemotherapy-induced heart failure.

Educational Requirements:

A PhD and/or MD required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong experience in molecular and cellular biology as well as animal models of human diseases are desirable. Background in immunology, virology or important cardiovascular diseases (heart failure models) is an advantage. Knowledge in blood coagulation, platelet, PAR or RNA virus biology are beneficial.
A strong background in cell culture, isolation of immune and cardiovascular cells, real-time PCR, ELISA, Western blots, biochemical assays and mouse models are essential skills for the position.
The successful candidate(s) will have excellent written and verbal English communication skills and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Eligibility to apply for NIH Training Grants would also be a distinct advantage.

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

Please submit your application with a cover letter highlighting/detailing your unique skills with research experience and research interests including a CV/Resume and a list of at least 3 references.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 4/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time