Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

May 31, 2022

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Posting Information

Posting Details

Department Alcohol Studies Center - 428801

Posting Open Date 05/10/2022 Application Deadline 05/31/2022 Open Until Filled No Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Vacancy ID PDS003465 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 $53,760 - $60,780 Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

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

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate the impact of pain and/or alcohol on brain circuits. This position is available in the lab of Dr. Thomas Kash at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Research projects in the Kash lab use an integrative approach that combines behavioral testing, pharmacology, circuit-based approaches, slice electrophysiology, and anatomical techniques. The ideal candidate will have strong letters of support and experience in one or more of the above listed techniques. The successful candidate will be mentored toward research independence. Individuals holding or near completion (within six months) of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree are eligible. The applicant will work in a highly collaborative environment at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and receive an NIH-level stipend.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in related field

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Research projects in the Kash lab use an integrative approach that combines behavioral testing, pharmacology, circuit-based approaches, slice electrophysiology, and anatomical techniques.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The ideal candidate will have strong letters of support and experience in one or more of the required listed techniques.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Animal research

Special Instructions Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/229708

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Stephanie Fleming, HR Consultant

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

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
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