Position Number: 00106399
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Plants for Human Health Institute's (PHHI) research aims to pioneer a dramatic shift in the use of plant food crops, not just as a source of nutrients and calories, but as a source of bioactive plant components that protect and enhance human health. Integrated research in metabolomics, biochemistry, pharmacogenomics, breeding, molecular biology, postharvest attributes, and phytochemistry will be geared towards development of fruit and vegetable produce with pharmacologically-relevant levels of health-protective phytochemical complexes. The ultimate goal is to develop and characterize existing as well as new candidate crops with unique merit for human health and wellness.
Essential Job Duties: This position is expected to conduct research in the arena of nutritional genomics. Candidates are expected to demonstrate expertise in characterization, metabolic phenotyping and metagenomic technologies to analyze associations between diet and health status. The position will develop a transdisciplinary research program to investigate how foods influence human genes, and how individual genetic differences condition human response to dietary constituents. Through the placement of this position, this faculty member will interface with a complementary team of faculty to explore hypothesis-driven studies targeting specific nutrient-metabolic and nutrient-disease pathways. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is welcoming of all groups. The Department, as well as NC State University, are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. *This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.*
Minimum Education/Experience: Ph.D. degree in relevant field or an appropriate field of study with documented background in gene interactions, dietary components and interventions.
Department Required Skills: Interact closely with other faculty groups in a team approach to further enhance Institute's research objectives. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Research experience and focus include diet/gene interactions (dietary components include phytoactive, extranutritional compounds as well as nutrients); diet-regulated conditioning of human chronic disease susceptibility or resistance; dietary interventions used to mitigate disease incidence; and epigenetic impacts on host physiology and health outcome. Post Doc Experience. Work experience in a collaborative research environment. Supervisory skills. Research experience relevant to human health.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
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.
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