University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

T32 Postdoctoral Trainee in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s T32 Postdoctoral 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.

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, 2021.

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.

Educational Requirements

Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA 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.

Please apply online at unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/186035

Special Instructions

All applicants should contact the program administrators (Joe Piven, Joe_Piven@med.unc.edu or Ben Philpot, bphilpot@med.unc.edu) before preparing the application.

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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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Last updated: 2021-04-14