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Research Associate

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Gene Therapy Center-428001
Working Title Research Associate
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002431
Position ID 20020495
Posting Open Date 03/14/2017
Application Deadline 04/10/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 04/03/2017
Position Summary

This position provides independent support to the Principal Investigator (PI) with minimal supervision to accomplish the scientific research goals of the laboratory; to include planning, actual experimentation and analysis of data, and assistance in maintenance of the laboratory. This position is a vital part of the research team of Dr. Kafri. Duties include coordinating multiple, concurrent assignments within a given project or among multiple projects, being extremely proficient and careful in the methods/tasks required for performance of our experiments, and being able to quickly master new experimental methods. This position will be required to supervise activities of students and technicians in the Kafri lab, work closely with Dr. Kafri, generate high titer HIV-1 based vectors and employ bone marrow transplantation-based gene therapy approach to treat human genetic diseases. Testing the therapeutic efficacy of novel HIV-1 based vectors in vivo and evaluating novel approaches to treat HIV-1 and human genetic diseases in vitro and in vivo are the premise and main purpose of this position.

Educational Requirements

Masters or Ph.D. in relevant biology area. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Qualifications and Experience

Five years laboratory experience in molecular biology and research studies using animal models. Experience with viral vectors is an advantage (HIV vectors preferred). Experience with isolation/manipulation/transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells is an advantage. Experience in immunology and/or genetic data analysis and/or iPS technology are advantages.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Jennifer Adams, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above