Research and Teaching Fellow in Biochemistry

Asheville, NC
May 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
UNC Asheville, the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, invites applicants for a position as a Teaching and Research Fellow in Biochemistry. This position is designed for individuals who hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field and intend to pursue academic careers at primarily undergraduate institutions. Responsibilities of this position include mentoring undergraduate students in research projects, teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in chemistry and/or biology, and performing research and laboratory managerial tasks in support of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ryan Steed. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about undergraduate education with classroom and/or laboratory teaching experience, and are highly motivated researchers capable of leading a project and training undergraduates in designing and performing experiments, collecting and interpreting data, troubleshooting and solving problems in the lab, preparing publications, and presenting results at conferences. Candidates receiving strongest consideration will demonstrate enthusiasm for undergraduate education and the capability of working with a multidisciplinary team of faculty and undergraduates to further its research goals. This position is expected to last 12 months with a one-year renewal option.Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field by August 1, 2018. In addition to a Ph.D., the preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: membrane proteins, protein purification, mutagenesis, fluorescence spectroscopy, or EPR spectroscopy. The preferred candidate will have a degree in the appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of appointment. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in general chemistry, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or other courses related to the UNC Asheville Liberal Arts Core under the guidance of the PI. Candidates are desired who are enthusiastic for mentoring under-represented students with an interest in pursuing studies in chemistry and careers or post-graduate studies in this or a related field.

Learn more about this vacancy, and apply online at Review of application materials will begin on June 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


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