Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University, USA



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The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will assist the Principal Investigator (Dr. Ferruzzi) in the Plants for Human Health Institute, by leading and conducting research, general laboratory management, and provide some mentoring of graduate students as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the group related understating the impact of plant secondary metabolites on food quality and human health.

 
Other Work/Responsibilities Procurement and management of laboratory supplies as well as responsible for EH&S and safety regulation compliance.

The incumbent will be responsible for general laboratory management including but not limited to instrument maintenance, ordering and management of supplies and work flows through the lab. Coordinates and/or conducts multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project. Assist PI in preparation technical reports, grant proposal, manuscripts and presentations including development of independent research objectives. Assist in the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Experience/Education Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
Departmental Required Skills
  • Doctoral Degree in Food Science, Nutrition Science, Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field.
  • Knowledge in food science and technology, analytical chemistry techniques as appropriate for characterization of plant derived phytochemicals in foods and biological matrices.
  • Ability to train and supervise students, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, grant proposals and presentations.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Ability to lead complex research projects with knowledge of advanced analytical chemistry techniques as appropriate.
  • Experience in extraction and analysis of phytochemicals in foods and biological tissues.
  • Experience working with phytochemical ingredient systems including emulsions, encapsulants, plant based protein carriers.
  • Working experience in liquid chromatography, in vitro digestion models and mammalian cell culture.
Required License or Certification N/A
Special Instructions Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for 3 Professional References
Job Open Date 11/28/2018
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

12/11/2018
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 01/02/2019
AA/EOE NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University 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.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by the date of hire, a Doctoral Degree in Food Science, Nutrition Science, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience, if any, in the following areas: 1. Experience in extraction and analysis of phytochemicals in foods and biological tissues. 2. Experience working with phytochemical ingredient systems including emulsions, encapsulants, plant based protein carriers. 3. Working experience in liquid chromatography, in vitro digestion models and mammalian cell culture.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  4. If you learned about this vacancy from “other source” or “other website”, please provide the source.(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Position Number 00107322
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 110308 – Kannapolis Research
Department 110308 – Kannapolis Research
Job City & State Kannapolis, NC

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