Research Associate - Rao Lab (DPET)

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

October 14, 2021


Posting Information Department SOP-DPET-452200

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 09/30/2021 Application Deadline 10/14/2021 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Research Associate - Rao Lab (DPET) Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 20039355 Vacancy ID NF0005266 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE Hours per week 40 Position Location Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications Proposed Start Date 12/01/2021

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Position Summary

The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Gauri Rao and will focus on projects focused on characterizing the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of antibiotics and adjuvant therapy. This position will involve designing and conducting in vitro experiments to optimize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic activity against highly resistant pathogens, characterizing resistance mechanisms and developing knockout bacterial strains to evaluate emergence of resistance. The candidate will also design, plan and conduct in vivo experiments focused on characterizing the host pathogen interactions for designing and optimizing dosing regimens for antibiotic and adjuvant therapy combination administered via different routes.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. A preferred candidate will have a doctorate in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

1-3 years of experience working on PK/PD analysis, in vitro, cell culture, and in vivo experiments focused on antimicrobial resistance. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently. The candidate must be able to have demonstrated experience in writing and executing grants.

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Department Contact Name and Title Victoria Fleming, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • Do you have 1-3 years of experience working on PK/PD analysis, in vitro, cell culture, and in vivo experiments focused on antimicrobial resistance?
  • Yes
  • No
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