Posting DetailsPosting Information Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant ProfessorSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$85,000/yearPosition Number00106399Work Schedule40 hours per weekFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department110308 - Kannapolis ResearchDepartmentKannapolis ResearchJob City & StateKannapolis, NCPrimary Function of Organizational 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
Develop a transdisciplinary research program to investigate how foods influence human genes, and how individual genetic differences condition human responses to dietary constituents. Demonstrate expertise in characterization, metabolic phenotyping and metagenomics technologies to analyze associations between diet and health status and to interface with the PHHI faculty to explore hypothesis-driven studies targeting specific nutrient-metabolic and nutrient-disease pathways.Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience
Ph.D. in Biochemistry and 3 years of experience as a Visiting Fellow, Research Scholar, Micronutrient Lab Manager or closely related occupation.
Demonstrated experience with the mechanism of action of beta-carotene and lycopene cleavage products; expertise on catalytic mechanism of RPE65 Enzyme in the retinoid cycle; expertise in biochemical characterization of apocarotenoids; pharmaceutical medicine and drug development in cutaneous squamous cell cancer and melanoma; and developing plasma protein biomarkers of major circulating carotenoids as a proxy for carotenoid intake/status populations.Departmental Required Skills
N/APreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
N/ARequired License or Certification
N/ASpecial InstructionsJob Open Date06/17/2019Anticipated Closing Date07/19/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE
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