T32 Postdoctoral Trainee

Job description

Position Title:

T32 Postdoctoral Trainee

Vacancy ID:



SOP-CNDD - 452401

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on qualifications and experience.


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

24 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

This is a 24-36-month mentored postdoctoral training program that is offered at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) with focus area of research on cancer nanotechnology. This program includes 22 faculty members representing eleven departments in three Schools, including physical, and material scientists, biomedical engineers, basic biomedical scientists, pharmaceutical scientists, and clinician-scientists, all of whom have demonstrated strong interests and capabilities to work at the interface between nanoscience and cancer. These individuals will serve as mentors to trainees, utilizing two broad approaches. The first approach involves active co-mentorship of the trainee’s research project over a period of two years. In each case there will be a physical scientist and a biomedical scientist acting in tandem to guide trainee research. It is expected that this approach will provide unique multi-faceted training experience leading to significant contributions to cancer nanotechnology. The second approach involves trainee participation in workshops and courses that will broaden their knowledge and conceptual understanding of all areas of cancer nanotechnology. The topics of these workshops will reflect many of the major themes of the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. In addition to activities focused on postdoctoral researchers, the C-CNTP will also embark on a broadly based outreach program to disseminate concepts concerning cancer nanotechnology both within the university community and to the public at large.

Educational Requirements:

Postdoctoral trainee will have completed highly relevant doctoral training in medical, pharmacy, chemistry, biomedical sciences, nanotechnology and cancer biology, or related area and awarded a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Qualifications and Experience:

- Full understanding of framing research question, research design and methods, and project implementation.
- Demonstrated proficiency in scientific/manuscript writing, grant writing, poster and oral presentations.
- Preferred candidates will have strong publication record and demonstrated experience in research study design and project implementation.

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:

This NCI sponsored postdoctoral training program and all applicants must be either US citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents with evidence of superior academic performance, previous research or clinical experience and publications.

Apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/191673 along with the following documents:
1) CV/resume
2) Cover letter
3) A one to two-page statement of research interests, research experience, personal interests, career goals and clinical experience (if any).
4) At least two very strong letters of recommendation from a mentor and other professionals who know your work and your research interests. Upload letters of recommendation under “Other Document”.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time