Post-Doc Research Associate - Dr. Nguyen’s lab

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Post-Doc Research Associate - Dr. Nguyen’s lab

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Posting Details Department SOP-DPMP - 452400 Posting Open Date 04/02/2024 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate - Dr. Nguyen’s lab Vacancy ID PDS004159 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 Dependent on experience and qualification.

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Estimated Duration of Appointment
12 Months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (?url=www.pharmacy.unc.edu&module=jobs&id=2866306" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.pharmacy.unc.edu&module=jobs&id=2866306" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of six health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Social Work, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students and 145 graduate students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpharmacy.unc.edu%2Fabout%2Foe%2Fstrategic-plan%2F&module=jobs&id=2866306" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpharmacy.unc.edu%2Fabout%2Foe%2Fstrategic-plan%2F&module=jobs&id=2866306" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://pharmacy.unc.edu/about/oe/­strategic-plan/).

Our Vision is to be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our Mission is to prepare leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.

Position Summary We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Nguyen Lab combines novel pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, and drug delivery approaches to develop next-generation biomaterials for the treatment of heart attacks. Current projects are supported by several multi-year NIH grants. A post-doctoral fellow in our lab will have the opportunity to lead the development of new biomaterials and delivery approaches designed to modulate inflammatory responses in ischemic heart diseases to halt disease progression.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

* Expertise in one of the following areas: mesenchymal stem cell isolation and culturing, extracellular vesicles, protein expression and purification, bioconjugate chemistry, or cardiovascular research
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Growth mindset, enjoy working in a team, and be motivated to publish high-impact work

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