Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer
SOM Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease
Location
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Salary
Up to $53,000 per year + Benefits
Posted
April 28 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

The UNC HIV Cure Center in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Disease and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with basic science departments in the School of Medicine and across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The UNC HIV Cure Center is focused on the discovery, development, and implementation of new treatments to allow durable treatment-free remission of HIV infection (cure). The HIV Cure Center is supported by University and federal funds, and by a public-partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Glaxo SmithKline. The Center seeks to comingle academic and industry approaches, redefining research and seeking the breakthroughs needed to tackle this extraordinarily challenging global health issue.

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and dynamic postdoctoral research fellow to undertake research at the UNC HIV Cure center, specifically in a project seeking to understand HIV persistence and eradication strategies for cure of HIV. The UNC HIV Cure center is a multi-disciplinary research center with various current translational studies. Our laboratory is interested in understanding of HIV latency and persistent HIV infection-associated complications. We seek to discover new anti-HIV latency therapeutic targets that will ultimately lead to the eradication of HIV infection, including “shock and kill” and deep latency. Varieties of HIV latency models will be used in this study, including in vitro and ex vivo cellular models of latency, ART-suppressed rhesus macaque model of AIDS, and tissues isolated from HIV+ individuals receiving ART.

 

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