Post-Doc Research Associate

    Post-Doc Research Associate at The University of North Carolina

    Website University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Posting Information

    Posting Details
    Department: Med Admin-Cores – 420117
    Posting Open Date: 11/01/2022
    Application Deadline: 01/14/2023
    Open Until Filled: No
    Position Type: Postdoctoral Scholar
    Position Title: Post-Doc Research Associate
    Vacancy: ID PDS003647
    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: $61,000-$75,000
    Proposed Start Date: 12/01/2022
    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.

    The Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC) in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill is dedicated to supporting cutting edge research through computational and statistical analysis. This will be accomplished by establishing and maintaining high quality, research focused analysts who are committed to the research mission of UNC-Chapel Hill as evidenced by scholarly publication, the establishment of well-funded research programs, and an exemplary overall international reputation. In addition, members of the BARC will demonstrate dedication to outstanding teaching of both undergraduate and graduate students in both classroom and tutorial settings. We seek to maintain and build the excellence of our program to provide the citizens of North Carolina with access to exceptional scientific scholarship, innovative research, first-rate training of our future scientists and the distribution of a basic knowledge of bioinformatics to the UNC-Chapel Hill research community.

    Position Summary

    The BARC (Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative), in partnership with the Office of Research in the Dean’s office of the School of Medicine, is launching a Bench to Bioinformatics program. This initiative will recruit promising experimental scientists with an aptitude and inclination for computational biology and bioinformatics so that they may receive mentored training in informatics as part of a career transition from benchwork to computational work. While successful applicants will have protected time for learning new approaches and algorithms, these positions will be focused on providing bioinformatic and analytic services to the UNC research community. Applicants will be expected to commit to at least two years at the BARC, during which they will be expected to publish co-first and/or second/middle author manuscripts in conjunction with the collaborating laboratories, and help train the next generation of scientists. After completion, candidates will have the qualifications and expertise to pursue a career in genomic data science.

    Applicants must have a PhD in a biological, biomedical, or similar field. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong experience with generating genomics data, especially single cell RNA-seq or ATAC-seq. Experience with spatial RNAseq approaches is also a plus. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated foundation in R/Python and high-performance computing, and a basic understanding of statistical approaches for genomic data analysis.The ideal candidate will be able to work across interdisciplinary subjects to provide bioinformatics support to laboratories at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Applicants must have a PhD in a biological, biomedical, or similar field.

    Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

    Applicants must have a PhD in a biological, biomedical, or similar field.

    Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

    We are particularly interested in candidates with strong experience with generating genomics data, especially single cell RNA-seq or ATAC-seq. Experience with spatial RNAseq approaches is also a plus. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated foundation in R/Python and high-performance computing, and a basic understanding of statistical approaches for genomic data analysis.The ideal candidate will be able to work across interdisciplinary subjects to provide bioinformatics support to laboratories at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Special Physical/Mental Requirements

    Special Instructions

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    Posting Contact Information

    Department Contact Name and Title : Tanvi Goel, HR Consultant

    Department Contact Telephone or Email: tanvi_goel@med.unc.edu

    Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

    t 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

    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.

    Optional and Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References
    4. Writing/research Sample

    Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. Do you have a Ph.D. in a biological, biomedical, or similar field?(Open Ended Question)

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