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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Job Summary: Postdoctoral Trainee in Aerosol Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill (Laboratory of William D. Bennett, PhD) The postdoctoral trainee will conduct independent and collaborative research related to particle deposition and clearance in the healthy and diseased lung. In particular he\/she will generate radioaerosols for measurements of in-vivo regional particle deposition and mucociliary clearance by gamma scintigraphy in patients with lung disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, and asthma) and healthy controls. Studies will generally focus on therapeutic interventions to improve mucociliary function in these patients. Other imaging modalities, e.g. PET and MRI, may also be used\/developed to enhance understanding of these processes. A description of our lab and recent studies can be found at http:\/\/\/cemalb\/mucociliary-clearance. Finally, he\/she will be expected to present the results of these studies as manuscripts and at scientific meetings. Minimum Qualifications: Training and expertise in both aerosol physics and pulmonary physiology. More specifically applicant should also have some experience in 1) aerosol generation techniques, 2) measurement of aerosol characteristics, and 3) gamma scintigraphy methods for imaging the lung (including the safe handling of radioisotopes).Ph.D. or Sci.D. in Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences (with emphasis on the lung).

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Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees and certificates.

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