Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



SOP-DPMP - 452400

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on experience and qualifications.


Full Time



Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP) is engaged in research and education in drug delivery options to optimize the therapeutic efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor requiring knowledge in pharmaceutics, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, biologics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and biology.

Engineering antibodies for the development of cost-effective & potent therapeutics. Equipment usage will include thermocycler, gel apparatus, spectrophotometer, and computer-assisted software analysis (CASA), as well as nanoDSF, size exclusion chromatography multi-angle light scattering (SEC-MALS), and microscale thermophoresis (MST) from MacInFac core Perform procedures SDS-Page, ELISA, SEC-MALS and DSF to characterize all antibodies; Measure the potency of antibodies; Measure the complement-dependent cytotoxic activity using a bactericidal assay; Measure the neutralizing potency of antibodies using a luminescence-based assay; Coordinate the collection of human mucus samples for the lab.

Educational Requirements:

PhD in Microbiology & Immunology.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong preferences will be given to those who have a strong background in (1) mucosal immunology/vaccines, (2) biophysical measurements, in particular multiple particle tracking and/or FRAP, and/or (3) microbiology, including work culturing commensal bacteria and performing 16s rRNA sequencing.

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:

Apply online at with a CV/resume and a list of least three professional references with their full contact information. A cover letter is optional but encouraged.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time