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Research Scientist - S. Krupenko Lab
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted 05/18/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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Posting Information


Department Nutrition Research Institute-633300
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 04/21/2022
Application Deadline 05/18/2022
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Research Scientist - S. Krupenko Lab
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Number 20012961
Vacancy ID NF0005877
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
FTE 1
Hours per week 40
Position Location
Hiring Range $65,000 - $75,000
Proposed Start Date 05/30/2022

Position Information


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Learning how people can eat uniquely!
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is an internationally recognized center conducting innovative basic and translational science to establish how individual differences in nutrient requirements and responses to diet affect our nutritional needs. Our research contributes to the prevention and mitigation of chronic disease across the lifespan from periconception through aging.
Our Mission is to lead precision nutrition research through understanding how genetics and environment affect an individual’s requirements for and responses to nutrients.
NRI principal investigators hold faculty appointments in the departments of Nutrition and Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Their research interrogates nutrient roles in disease prevention, disease risk factors, and the impact of gene-environment and gene-nutrient interactions.
The NRI promotes excellence in nutrition knowledge, teaching, and research. We seek and encourage a diversity of experiences and ideas and provide the tools and flexibility for all employees to achieve success and excellence within their chosen occupations and aspirations.
We are committed to open dialogue, careful listening, becoming educated about the systems that hinder or prevent success, and taking action to ensure that all are equally acknowledged for their contributions and equally reap the benefits of being part of our community.
Our Vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition.
Everyone who works at the NRI supports this hopeful vision. Working at the NRI means doing good for the world. Join us!
The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.
Position Summary
The Research Scientist will work as an integral part of the S. Krupenko’s lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute on the projects investigating the role of ALDH1L1 and ALDH1L2 folate enzymes and related metabolic pathways in health and disease. The responsibilities include designing and performing experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, keeping laboratory records, participation in writing of experimental and review papers, and assisting the PI with preparation of grant applications. The Research Scientist will be also required to develop and maintain animal and laboratory safety protocols. The position may involve oversight/supervision of technical assistants, graduate students or junior postdoctoral fellows, as well as evaluation of progress and coordination of research projects.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The successful candidate must have significant expertise in modern biochemical, cell and molecular biology techniques, including mammalian cell culture techniques, primary cell isolation and characterization, cell imaging, RNA isolation, SDS-PAGE/Western blot assays, RT-PCR, and histoimmunochemistry. Experience with mouse studies is also required.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge in biochemistry, cellular biology, metabolism, and cancer biology is required. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to design and perform research independently as well as in collaboration with different level researchers and be able to promote learning environment in the lab. He/she should be proficient in learning new techniques and must have good organization and record keeping skills.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/227360

Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Brandi Childers
Department Contact Telephone or Email brandi_childers@unc.edu
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 (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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