Research Assistant

Employer
NC State University
Location
Raleigh, NC

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

PG191237EP

Internal Recruitment :

No

Working Title:

Research Assistant

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Location:

Kannapolis, NC

Department :

NC Food Innovation Lab

About the Department:

The NC Food Innovation Lab collaborates with the NC Plant Science Initiative, the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute PHHI), the Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, and other outside agencies. NCFIL is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The NC Research Campus was created to have all aspects of human health and nutrition in one place complimented by multiple state and private entries providing the academic and research resources.

Essential Job Duties:

NC Food Innovation Lab Executive Director Dr. Bill Aimutis is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the lab as a Research Assistant. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the group related to food proteins to improve manufacturing processes and physical functionality.

Primary duties of the Research Assistant include, but are not limited to the following:

  • General laboratory management including, but not limited to, instrument maintenance, ordering and management of supplies and workflows through the lab.
  • Coordinating and/or conducting multiple, concurrent assignments, or a multi-faceted project.
  • Assisting in preparing technical reports, grant proposals, manuscripts, and presentations including development of independent research objectives.

This position is in Kannapolis, NC.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition Science, Plant Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to procure and manage laboratory supplies as well as shared responsibility for EH&S and safety regulation compliance.
  • Ability to assist in the mentorship of staff technicians with PI.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills with ability to interpret data in a written format and present to clients at times.
  • Ability to assist in developing manuscripts, grant proposals and presentations.
  • Knowledge in plant science, biochemistry, food science and technology, and/or human nutrition is preferred.
  • Analytical chemistry skills as appropriate for characterization of plant or animal derived proteins, foods and biological matrices is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in extraction and analysis of biochemicals from foods.
  • Experience with characterization of plant-based proteins.
  • Experience in membrane filtration.
  • Working experience in twin-screw extrusion.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required:

No

Commercial Driver's License required:

No

Job Open Date:

09/28/2021

Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and the contact information for three (3) professional references.

Position Number:

00108801

Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

1.0

Appointment:

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:

No

Department ID:

110309 - NC Food Innovation Lab

AA/EEO:

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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] 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. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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.

Organization

NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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