The Ainslie Lab at the University of North Carolina is looking for multiple postdocs! We have a position available for our cancer immunotherapy, influenza vaccines, and autoimmune tolerance NIH supported projects. We are looking for highly motivated scientists or engineers to develop and evaluate various drug delivery carriers in mouse models of disease. Successful post doc candidates must hold or have a closely pending doctoral-level degree in biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics, veterinary sciences, biophysics, engineering, or similar equivalent field. Additionally, post doc candidates must have at least one first author publication (or pending) in an English language peer reviewed journals.
It is required that candidates have some of the following skills: plaque assays, influenza animal models, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISAs, isolation of murine BMDCs, BMDC/T cell co-cultures, cancer animal models, autoimmune models, and ELISPOT.
The Ainslie lab is located at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Marsico Hall. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is #1 in the country and our program in Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics is the only one solely focused on drug delivery. This position will be part of NIH funded projects. Our lab develops translational therapies to deliver therapeutics and modulate the immune system. Information on the Ainslie lab can be found at ainslielab.web.unc.edu.
As a post doc in the Ainslie lab you would be working closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientist and will be trained in every level of the research from polymer synthesis, formulation characterization and evaluation in cellular and animal models. We partner with scientist and clinicians who support our work. This position is a temporary position for 2-3 years. This is an entry level post doc position, and we are not seeking individuals interested in starting the position as a research associate/technician or assistant research professor.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Kristy Ainslie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make the subject of your message: ‘Post Doc Position’. Please do not call regarding your application, viable applicants will be contacted directly. There is significant flexibility in the start date of the appointment.