Research Assistant Professor

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Ophthalmology   Chapel Hill, NC   Full-time     Education
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Posted on October 10, 2020

Research Assistant Professor (1 year-fixed term) 

The University of North Carolina is seeking a Fixed-Term Research Assistant Professor in the  Department of Ophthalmology. Essential job duties will include the ability to perform high quality impactful Gene Therapy research relevant to therapeutic development for ocular  diseases. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. and at least 5 years of predoctoral and  postdoctoral experience developing AAV vectors for therapeutic applications with a focus on  viral biology, optimization of transduction in stem cells, and in particular, publications related to diseases of the anterior eye.  

The successful applicant will possess expertise in the fields of DNA damage/repair signaling,  cancer biology, stem cell biology, and adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector biology. Preference  will be given to candidates with the following qualifications

  1. An established track record of  participation in collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research initiatives.
  2. Experience acquiring and analyzing high-throughput assay data related to AAV vectors.
  3. The  ability to culture, maintain, and isolate stem cells.
  4. The capacity for AAV vector production  and ocular applications in small and large animal models.
  5. A working knowledge of advanced  microscopy techniques.
  6. A track recorded of successful grant writing.  

The anticipated hiring range will be commensurate with rank, education, and experience.  

For additional information contact Mathew Hirsch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of  Ophthalmology, UNC-CH, email  

To apply for this position all applicants must apply online. In addition to an online application, interested  individuals should also submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 individuals who can be contacted  to provide professional references. 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.