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Post Doc Fellow: Ultrasound and Cancer Nanotechnology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2018
Title Post Doc Fellow: Ultrasound and Cancer Nanotechnology
University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date available immediately
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

An opening is available for a post-doctoral fellow interested in studying applications of nanotechnology in ultrasound mediated therapeutics and ultrasound imaging for cancer imaging and treatment. Specific topics may include research and development in phase-change nano droplets or other nano-therapeutics. The position is a collaboration between Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy.

Applicants should have experience in working with liposomes or nanoparticles, biomedical acoustics, or a related field.

This position is part of a 24-36-month mentored postdoctoral training program that is offered at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) with focus area of research on cancer nanotechnology. This program includes 22 faculty members representing eleven departments in three Schools, including physical, and material scientists, biomedical engineers, basic biomedical scientists, pharmaceutical scientists, and clinician-scientists, all of whom have demonstrated strong interests and capabilities to work at the interface between nanoscience and cancer. These individuals will serve as mentors to trainees, utilizing two broad approaches. The first approach involves active co-mentorship of the trainee’s research project over a period of two years. In each case there will be a physical scientist and a biomedical scientist acting in tandem to guide trainee research. It is expected that this approach will provide unique multi-faceted training experience leading to significant contributions to cancer nanotechnology. The second approach involves trainee participation in workshops and courses that will broaden their knowledge and conceptual understanding of all areas of cancer nanotechnology. The topics of these workshops will reflect many of the major themes of the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. In addition to activities focused on postdoctoral researchers, the C-CNTP will also embark on a broadly based outreach program to disseminate concepts concerning cancer nanotechnology both within the university community and to the public at large.

- This NCI sponsored postdoctoral training program and all applicants must be either US citizens, noncitizen nationals or permanent residents with evidence of superior academic performance, previous research or clinical experience and publications.

For questions regarding the position, contact Paul Dayton at padayton at, and use "Post doc in Ultrasound Nanotechnology" in the subject. Do not email application materials. All attachments and materials must be uploaded through the website:

  • 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

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Contact Information

  • Laura Bartholomew
    UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Cb 7575
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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