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Postdoc Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 07/14/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003149
Department Biomedical Engineering - 424601
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 07/13/2021
Posting Close Date 07/15/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary
The Polacheck lab is seeking postdoctoral fellows to engage in multidisciplinary research to address outstanding challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease. The position will involve working closely with clinicians at the UNC Kidney center to develop novel microfluidic and microphysiological systems to study and assay vascular endothelial cell health and function in response to circulating factors and/or exposure to patient plasma. Specific activities include the design and fabrication of novel microfluidic devices, computational image processing, and biochemistry. The position will be highly translational and include working directly with patient samples. 
Educational Requirements
Competitive applicants will have a PhD in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields. Those with a PhD in the life sciences, chemistry, or materials science will also be considered. 
Qualifications and Experience
Qualified applicants will have experience with microfabrication, including photolithography and/or 3D printing. It is expected that applicants have a basic understanding of fluid mechanics and mass transport, and experience with cell culture and asceptic technique is preferred. Experience with biochemistry assays including PCR and Western Blot would be beneficial, though not necessary. 
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
Special Instructions
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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Laura Bartholomew, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email
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)-962-1091 or send an email to 
Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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