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Job ID: 156904

Research Associate
North Carolina A & T State University


Date Posted Apr. 5, 2021
Title Research Associate
University North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department CEPHT
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Food Sciences/Technology/Toxicology
    Botany/Plant Sciences
    Biology - General
 
 

Primary Purpose of Position
The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Center for Post-Harvest Technologies located on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina is seeking a candidate for a research associate position with experience in phytopharmacology or medicinal sciences. The applicant should have a PhD in plant science, pharmacology, microbiology, food science or closely related discipline and some degree of prior experience in isolation and extraction of phytochemicals from plant materials, metabolomics, bioinformatics, 3-D imaging technologies applications and use of flow cytometric analysis (Amnis Imaging flow cytometry platform and cell sorting). You must be well versed in pharmacology, and metabolomics, biochemistry, mammalian cell biology as this job involves significant work in understanding mechanistic studies as they pertain extraction of phytochemicals for anti-viral testing. Prior experience of work in each of these areas as well as experience with live animals and knowledge of flow cytometry and imaging techniques is a plus. The applicant must be able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present their work at meetings, write scientific manuscripts, and speak fluently in English. Please submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, copies of any relevant publications, and names/addresses of three possible references.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is a 350-acre research center located just north of Charlotte, NC. Corporations, universities and healthcare organizations have forged a public-private partnership that is transforming science at the intersection of human health, nutrition and agriculture by advancing the boundaries of research and development. Research and product development are collaborative and multi-disciplinary. Focus areas are as varied as phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs; exercise physiology; post-harvest physiology; population-based, genetic studies; and personalized nutrition. Research is supported by the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division and the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), which houses one of the most advanced collections of scientific instrumentation in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy and NMR.

Minimum Requirements
PhD in plant science, pharmacology, microbiology, food science or closely related discipline and some degree of prior experience in isolation and extraction of phytochemicals from plant materials, metabolomics, bioinformatics, 3-D imaging technologies applications and use of flow cytometric analysis (Amnis Imaging flow cytometry platform and cell sorting). You must be well versed in pharmacology, and metabolomics, biochemistry, mammalian cell biology as this job involves significant work in understanding mechanistic studies as they pertain extraction of phytochemicals for anti-viral testing.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Prior experience of work in each of these areas as well as experience with live animals and knowledge of flow cytometry and imaging techniques is a plus. The applicant must be able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present their work at meetings, write scientific manuscripts, and speak fluently in English.


 
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