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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Yuan Lab
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 07/29/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate-Yuan Lab
Vacancy ID PDS003157
Department Biomedical Res Imaging Ctr - 426001
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 07/16/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary
The Imaging Center houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment and provides extensive imaging service, and directs innovative imaging research programs.  The human imaging facility is equipped with 3T and 7T MRI, PET/CT, and PET/MRI to facilitate translational imaging research. The image analysis core provides post-processing and statistical analysis specifically tailored to the needs of individual projects. The small animal imaging facility is equipped with PET/CT, SPECT/CT, optical, ultrasound, and high-resolution CT imaging. It provides comprehensive imaging service to more than 70 investigators from UNC, regional institutions, and industrial scientists.  Various imaging projects are currently undertaken using imaging technique to tackle biomedical problems. 
Successful candidate is expected to join an ongoing project focusing on molecular imaging in animal models of Alzheimer disease (AD).  The project includes studies to evaluate several PET imaging probes targeting aberrant cyclin-dependent kinase 5 and neuroinflammation during the onset of AD and following progression, to identify promising imaging methods for early detection of AD, and to propose imaging methods for predicting treatment outcome in AD management.  The candidate is also encouraged to participate in other projects including brain tumor imaging with multi-modality imaging, imaging-guided treatment in brain tumor and drug delivery in animal models of Parkinson disease.  The candidate is expected to publish the results of his or her research during the period of the appointment.
Educational Requirements
Potential applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, medical physics, physiology, or related disciplines 
Qualifications and Experience
Previous experiences on animal work and imaging procedures are preferred.  Research experience on radiochemistry, image processing, and neuroscience is a plus.  
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
For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here
Please send three references to Dr. Hong Yuan at 
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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Ann Sherman, Executive Assistant
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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