October 2020: A Post-Doctoral Position is available in the Laboratory of Kathleen M. Caron in the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study the genetic and physiological underpinnings of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) interactions with receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMPs) in cardiovascular biology.
Our laboratory uses novel gene targeting approaches coupled with state-of-the-art phenotyping methods to address the effects of quantitative genetic variation of Class B GPCRs and RAMPs in vivo on the lymphatic vascular system. The current position is to expand on these efforts by providing complementary in vitro biochemical and pharmacological approaches to elucidate the receptor mechanisms that underlie the in vivo phenotypes, as well as elucidate novel RAMP-GPCR interacting partners of particular importance to lymphatic vascular biology. Highly motivated individuals with good communication skills and previous experience in physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, developmental biology and pharmacology are encouraged to apply. Candidates with previous experience in phenotypic assessment of in vivo genetic models and/or BRET, high-throughput GPCR signaling assays are desirable. A PhD or MD/PhD obtained within the last three years is preferable and a publication record in internationally recognized journals is required. Preference will be given to those individuals who provide a summary of how their interests might fit into the current focus areas of the lab. Competitive salary and benefits are offered.
The quality of life in North Carolina’s Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the nation. UNC was listed as one of the top 20 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in 2013 by The Scientist magazine. UNC faculty, postdocs and graduate students also routinely interact with colleagues at nearby Duke and North Carolina State Universities, as well as other institutions in Research Triangle Park. UNC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides exceptional resources and career development opportunities, making UNC-CH one of the premiere places for postdoctoral training across the nation.
Candidates should apply online at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/183093.
The online application will require a curriculum vita, cover letter, one-page description of research interests, and contact information for three references.
UNC-CH is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Pre-doctoral students can find information about the UNC Biological and Biomedical Science Program (BBSP) HERE.
Interested undergraduate are encouraged to contact for availability.