Post-Doc Research Associate-Lakshmanane Lab

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Post-Doc Research Associate-Lakshmanane Lab

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Posting Details

Microbiology and Immunology - 422501

Posting Open Date

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Position Type
Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Title
Post-Doc Research Associate-Lakshmanane Lab

Vacancy ID

Full-Time Temporary

Hours per week


Work Location
Chapel Hill, NC

Position Location
North Carolina, US

Hiring Range
Dependent on experience and/or qualifications

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

The Lakshmanane Lab at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, energetic, and motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate the binding and functional properties of antibodies developed after viral infection and vaccination. We utilize structural biology, heterologous protein expression, biochemical and biophysical techniques, immunoassays, and clinical samples. The research position offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary area to gain experience in basic and translational research using state-of-the-art approaches in molecular biology, flow cytometry, biochemistry, protein design, expression and purification, and imaging. The research environment at UNC is highly interactive, collaborative, and friendly

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Ph.D. and/or M.D. with in biological sciences and/or related field of study.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience in biochemistry, cell culture, structural biology, flow cytometry, immunoassays, molecular biology, or imaging

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Expertise in biophysical techniques or flow cytometry methods is highly preferred. The candidate should have strong communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated, think critically, and work independently

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title
Prem Lakshmanane, Principal Investigator

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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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