Postdoctoral Research Associate Wolberg Lab

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate Wolberg Lab

Vacancy ID:



Pathology Lab Med - Research - 413804

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

$47,476 - $53,076


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

Abnormalities in blood and blood clotting contribute to the pathophysiology of many diseases, including cancer, infection, and autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Alisa Wolberg’s Lab ( in the UNC at Chapel Hill Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and UNC Blood Research Center. We use in vivo and in vitro models to investigate coagulation mechanisms in health and disease. We also investigate established drugs and new drugs in preclinical development to understand their role in reducing and preventing disease. Our lab emphasizes a culture of diversity, responsibility, independence and collaboration, and shared excitement for scientific discovery. Ongoing projects focus on arterial and venous thrombosis, hormone-induced thrombosis, hemophilia, and cancer. A link to Dr. Wolberg’s recent #BloodandBones webinar summarizing some of our recent work is:
For the new postdoc position, we especially seek individuals interested in pulmonary embolism, cell biology of coagulation factor production, and/or the intersection of procoagulant and fibrinolytic mechanisms in obesity and cancer.

Further department activities beyond Dr. Wolberg’s lab:

The three coequal missions of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are to: 1) provide exceptional, comprehensive, clinically effective and cost effective pathology and laboratory medicine services to UNC HealthCare patients; 2) teach clinical and scientific concepts of pathology and laboratory medicine, and mechanisms of disease to a wide variety of learners, including medical students, postdoctoral residents, MD fellows, PhD graduate students, and undergraduate students; and 3) advance the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine, and the knowledge of diseases and disease mechanisms through innovative research spanning the spectrum from basic to translational to clinical.

The Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine performs anatomic and clinical diagnostic tests on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, and performs autopsies, when requested by clinicians. The Department has a MD Residency Training Program in the Office of Graduate Medical Education. In the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department is responsible for the teaching of undergraduate level courses. In the Graduate School, the department has a graduate program in experimental pathology which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

This department is devoted to research in many diverse areas of expertise. Many of the research initiatives are nationally and internationally known, and the Chair is dedicated to further expansion of the breadth of the research endeavors. Most research is wholly managed and funded by contracts and grants within the Department.

Educational Requirements:

MD, DVM, Ph.D. or comparable degree in a biological science, or related discipline

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidates must have previous scientific research experience. Experience in coagulation research, mouse models of disease, and cell biology is strongly-preferred, but not required. Candidates must have experience with scientific writing (published, peer-reviewed scientific papers). Candidates must have high initiative and enthusiasm for research, exceptional organizational skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.

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:

Candidates must be willing to support mandatory research operations during times of university closure.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time