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Postdoctoral Trainee

Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posted: March 23, 2014
Type: Fulltime
Application Due: April 01, 2014
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Position Information Position Title Postdoctoral Trainee Vacancy ID PDS000519 Department Carolina Institute for DD Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Posting Details Salary Range Dependent on Experience (NIH guidelines) Full-time/Part-time Full Time If part-time, hours per week Proposed Start Date 07/01/2014 Estimated Duration of Appointment 24 Months Posting Open Date 03/21/2014 Posting Close Date 04/01/2014 Open Until Filled No Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Summary The purpose of UNCH-CH’s T-32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program is to develop researchers with expertise in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. This broad-based and integrated perspective enables researchers to better relate across disciplines and maximizes the potential for major research advances in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of these disorders. This program provides a variety of opportunities including: (1) mentored research training in specific methods, disorders, and underlying pathogenetic mechanisms; (2) courses, seminars, and lectures that integrate the study of clinical disorders, normal developmental processes, mechanisms of disease, and research methods; and (3) clinical experiences to complement previous levels of clinical knowledge and skills. Over a two year period, fellows will participate in integrated training in biological and behavioral research in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Turner syndrome, VeloCardioFacial Syndrome, and Neurofibromatosis) while studying clinical and basic science areas (e.g., genetics, cell biology and physiology, pharmacology, allied health sciences, neurology, biochemistry, psychology, and psychiatry). The stipend for the training grant positions follows NIH guidelines depending on experience. This program is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. Educational Requirements Must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Eligible doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., D.N.Sc., D. Pharm., D.S.W., and Psy.D. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of training is acceptable. Qualifications and Experience Ph.D. (from either basic science or clinical research programs) and M.D. (e.g., physicians in residency training) level trainees are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer Special Instructions To Apply: •All applicants should contact the program administrators (Joe Piven, or Ben Philpot, before preparing the application. •Get instructions and then contact one of the training grant faculty to confirm mentorship. •Develop a research plan together with the mentor to be submitted with the application. If you choose, you may also upload up to three papers, abstracts, or publications under Writing/Research Sample. Quick Link Special Physical and Mental Requirements Posting Contact Information Department Contact Name and Title Angela Cousin, Executive Assistant Department Contact Telephone or Email Postdoctoral Affairs 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 Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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