The Goonetilleke Lab in the UNC School of Medicine seeks a Research Assistant Professor to co-ordinate a research program examining T cell metabolism, memory, and functional responses in the context of human viral infections. Expertise in T cell immunology, flow cytometry, and cell culture are required. The position also involves mentoring of students and technical staff and a role in preparing grant applications to external funding sources. The successful candidate should be planning to pursue an independent career in the field of T cell immunology.
The specific responsibilities of the successful candidate will include: 1) developing and testing novel flow cytometry panels; 2) developing novel function assays including studies of cellular metabolism 3) preparing manuscripts and conference abstracts; 4) mentoring trainees; 5) working extensively with existing collaborators and forging new collaborations both within and outside UNC; 6) assisting with external grant applications.
Education and Experience:
At least 5 years post-doctoral experience in academia or a federal research agency; a track record of obtaining independent funding (external pilot awards, fellowships, prizes etc.); ability to independently design and execute experiments; experience with FlowJo analysis software; strong written and verbal communication skills. A documented record of experience in human immunology, T cell phenotyping and functional analysis as well as studies of cellular metabolism. Previous experience in mouse immunology preferred but not required. Experience with NIH funding and submission systems preferred by not required.
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