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Research Assistant Professor

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Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Biochemistry and Biophysics - 423001
Posting Open Date 05/26/2023
Application Deadline 06/25/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Research Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0004548
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $72,000-$75,000
Proposed Start Date 07/03/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Research Assistant Professor will work on research projects, academic training, and explore mechanisms leading to the development and progression of human cancers and other diseases. The position will involve seeking independent and collaborative internal and external grant supports; training students in related areas; organizing and implementing research plans; developing methods of research; performing data collection, analysis, and evaluation, and writing reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content. The duties will include using discretion and judgement in carrying out research activities within the research scope and methodology of the fields, processes and disciplines of molecular and cell biology and cancer metabolism. The Department Chair will establish the professional objectives and performance stand. ards and will make annual evaluations, and faculty co-mentors will provide guidance and input about research objectives, scientific progress, academic and involvement among the UNC and broader scientific communities
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. degree in biological and environmental sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and/or related areas with more than five years of postdoctoral research experiences in the related areas.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Biochemical and cell biology research experience in nucleic acids and proteins. Specific competencies in experimental techniques and assays include DNA demethylation, bisulfite sequencing, proteolysis targeting chimera (PROTAC), CRISPR knockout and knock-in, mouse model generation and management.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with mass spectrometry proteomic analysis, Cleavage Under Targets & Release Using Nuclease (CUT&RUN), human and mouse embryonic stem cell (ES cell) differentiation, bioassay of cytokines, and single cell sequencing.
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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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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