The Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor rank, in the broad area of metabolic nutritional biochemistry. The position will be 80% research and 20% teaching. The department has undergraduate and graduate programs conferring BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biochemistry. Current research areas include biochemistry and molecular biology of gene expression, plant biochemistry, virology, protein structure-function relationships, redox biology and metabolic control mechanisms (https://biochem.ncsu.edu/).
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independently funded research program in nutrient uptake, assimilation, metabolism, and metabolic homeostasis, at the level of cellular and tissue communication. Potential areas of focus include signal transduction pathways, metabolic flux, metabolomic characterization of nutrient output and/or metabolic pathways, using small and/or large animal models with translational application. This position will have opportunities for collaboration with faculty in multiple departments who have expertise in nutrient/hormone metabolism and disease. In particular, the position will interface with research programs in Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences that are focused on characterization and delivery of macro/micro/phytonutrients, with translational impacts on human health. The position will also complement research expertise in reproductive physiology and/or endocrinology related to nutrition and nutrient use in the department of Animal Science. Recent research initiatives in regenerative medicine involving the College of Veterinary Medicine, Plants for Human Health Institute, and Department of Animal Science, further enrich the environment for metabolomics research at the basic/translational interface. Upon hiring, the incumbent faculty member will be considered for associate appointments in the Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science department and other units.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page research statement articulating a vision for developing a strong research program at NC State, brief (one-page) teaching philosophy and statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three professional references online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/(position #00000318). Review of applications will begin November 1st. A link to a full description of the position can be found at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/90702.
NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Nutrition Sciences or a related field, a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and excellent qualifications in research and education.
The mission of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at NC State University is the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through original and innovative research, instruction and outreach. The department balances an interdependence of formal classroom instruction with laboratory instruction and experience in research methods. The department promotes a culture for developin...g interdisciplinary teams that are recognized for solving local, state, and global grand challenges, including teaching and research into the elucidation of basic processes in plants, animals, and microbes and the experimental manipulation of these processes to understand their underlying mechanisms.