Post-Doc Research Associate

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Job posting number: #7181353

Posted: September 21, 2023

Application Deadline: October 4, 2023

Job Description

Post-Doc Research Associate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Position Number:

Department Description:
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina
and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position description:
The Miao Lab in the Computational Medicine Program and Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill ( is looking for two highly motivated Postdoctoral fellows to work on accelerated molecular simulations and AI-driven drug discovery.

Research projects in the Miao Lab include development of novel theoretical and computational methods and AI techniques for accelerated simulations of biomolecular recognition (such as drug binding and protein-protein interactions) and cellular signaling, and cutting-edge applications in drug discovery of critical targets including G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), membrane-embedded proteases, RNA-binding proteins and RNA. In collaboration with world-leading experimentalists in pharmacology, structural biology, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, the new postdoc will have the opportunity to work on unprecedented simulations and AI-driven drug discovery of functionally important biomolecules for treatments of neurological disorders, heart failure and cancers.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The position requires knowledge and training in computational biophysics/chemistry and drug design. The researcher will conduct research to forward the developments of biomolecular modeling and computer-aided drug design. The researcher will also be engaged in developing proposals for new funding sources, publishing and presenting research topics as applicable.
Education Requirements:
A Ph.D. and/or M.D. in biomedical or related sciences is required.

Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates are expected to have strong publication record in biomolecular modeling and computational biophysics/chemistry. Programming skills (e.g., bash scripting, python, Fortran, C++ and CUDA), expertise in computational modeling (such as Molecular Dynamics, virtual screening, free energy calculations and Deep Learning), successful experimental collaboration experiences and excellent communication skills are preferred.
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Department Contact Name and Title: Maria Montemurro, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email: [email protected]
Posting Open Date: 09/25/2023
Posting Close Date: 10/04/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Office of Human Resources Contact Information:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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