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Postdoctoral Research Associate  
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Postdoctoral Research Associate  
UNC-Chapel Hill  
Job Summary:
The UNC Department of Ophthalmology is nationally recognized for a full range of ophthalmic subspecialties as well as offering comprehensive ophthalmology. Many of our faculty members are recognized in the publication Best Doctors in America. Special areas of interest include: oculo-plastic surgery, ocular oncology, macular degeneration, retinal and vitreous surgery, neuro-ophthalmology including brain tumors, optic neuritis, and ocular neuro-motor diseases, corneal transplantation, refractive and cataract surgery, complex external disease consultation and pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Specialty clinics are held in low vision, inherited eye disease, sickle cell retinopathy, refractive surgery and cosmetic oculo-plastic surgery. The project focuses on gene therapy of retinal disorders with nanotechnology and has considerable translational potential. Must have research experience in the design and synthesis of diagnostic and therapeutic nanomaterials, modification of biomolecules for bio-conjugation, cell culture, peptide/protein/DNA/RNA detection apoptosis assays, cell proliferation assays.  
Minimum Qualifications:
A strong research background in molecular biology and chemistry especially in working with animal models of ocular disease. Polymer chemistry and nanomedicine background is a plus. The candidate should have excellent English speaking and writing skills in order to communicate effectively within multidisciplinary research teams. Applicants should be self-motivated, dedicated, adaptable and capable of multitasking.PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and closely related discipline.  
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