Post-Doc Research Associate

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

December 23, 2021

Description

Posting Information Department Biochemistry and Biophysics - 423001

Posting Open Date 11/10/2021 Application Deadline 12/23/2021 Open Until Filled No Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate Vacancy ID PDS003270 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $47,476-$60,000 Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Bergmeier lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct in vivo and in vitro studies aimed at a better understanding of how the function of megakaryocytes and platelets is controlled by small GTPases. Our experimental approach combines biophysical/-chemical and cell biological work with state-of-the-art imaging techniques such as lattice light sheet, 2-photon and spinning disk confocal microscopy. The Bergmeier lab is embedded in a vibrant scientific community at UNC Chapel Hill as well as a network of (inter)national collaborators. Please find more information on our website: https:// bergmeierlab.web.unc.edu

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

PhD or MD degree is required.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The selected candidate will study the molecular mechanisms governing platelet production, survival, and/or function. A particular focus will be on the role of small GTPases in these processes. A variety of in vitro biochemical and cell biological assays, as well as state-of-the-art intravital microscopy techniques will be used to complete the projects. They are expected to be highly motivated and willing to perform animal studies.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience/knowledge in animal handling and microscopy techniques is a plus.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Special Instructions

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Department Contact Name and Title Steven Torchio, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email steventorchio@med.unc.edu Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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.

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