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Research Assistant Professor
East Carolina University in Greenville, South Carolina
Date Posted 04/15/2022
Faculty-Medicine-Medical Researcher
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Position Information

Job Title Research Assistant Professor
Position Number 002278
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department HSH BSOM Pharmacology
Department Homepage https://pharmacology-toxicology.ecu.edu/
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title Research Assistant Professor
Working Title Research Assistant Professor
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range Commensurate with Qualifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Faculty (Teaching)
Job Category Faculty (Teaching)
Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University currently has 11 faculty supporting MS and doctoral programs. State-of-the-art facilities support research across pharmacology and toxicology domains, with strengths in cardiovascular, neuro-, and cancer pharmacology and environmental, immuno-, and neurotoxicology. Faculty have multiple collaborations with scientists across the university and with academic, government, and industrial scientists outside the university. The Department has a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research and has maintained a strong record of extramural funding from myriad sources. The department maintains a doctoral graduate program offering a Ph.D. concentration in Pharmacology and Toxicology as part of a Biomedical Sciences umbrella program. This flexible, research-based program is designed to develop the interests, capabilities, and expertise of tomorrow’s basic medical scientists. The School of Medicine also sponsors an MS program that is a significant source of students who complete thesis research with our faculty. The department values diverse experiences and perspectives. We strive to create a welcoming and respectful learning environment that promotes access and opportunity for all. We also are firmly committed to supporting activities that enhance diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service.
Job Duties
The Research Instructor/Research Assistant Professor will be responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research efforts in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, writing experimental protocols, organizing and implementing experiments, data collection and experimental procedures, recording and managing data, implementing quality control practices, analyzing data with various statistical techniques, and preparing data for dissemination at local/regional/national/international scientific meetings, submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals for publication, and submitting research proposals to external funding bodies to support his/her independent research program and salary.
The Research Instructor also will supervise undergraduate and graduate research students, comply with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biological and chemical safety, responsible conduct of research, and the IACUC, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department as consistent with his/her area of expertise.
Additional expectations:
The Research Instructor/Research Assistant Professor is expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety and responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 20% of the Research Instructor’s/Research Assistant Professor’s time will be devoted to report writing, including scientific manuscripts, associated with the developed experimental protocols.
Approximately 60% of the Research Instructor’s/Research Assistant Professor’s time will be devoted to conducting the studies associated with the developed experimental protocols.
Approximately 20% of the Research Instructor’s/Research Assistant Professor’s time will be devoted to literature review and hypothesis development for the submission of extramural research award proposals.
Minimum Education/Experience
PhD in Pharmacology/toxicology or a highly related field
Postdoctoral training in Pharmacology/toxicology or a highly related field
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Established research experience in molecular pharmacology or toxicology, signal transduction, drug discovery, in vivo pharmacology and cell culture.
Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 04/14/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
Initial Screening Begins 04/28/2022
Rank Level Assistant Professor
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/50564
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu .
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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