Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Professor, Large Animal Physiology

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, evening/weekend hours may be needed.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Clinical Sciences

About the Department:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University is one of the top ranked veterinary colleges in North America. The Departments of Clinical Science and Molecular Biomedical Sciences are the primary departments on campus performing research on biomedical approaches to therapy in animals and humans. North Carolina State University and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Research Triangle Park, containing numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is located within the Research Triangle formed by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, which are home to NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively. Raleigh is located in central North Carolina, and both coastal and mountain communities are within a few hours’ drive. The Triangle community of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is active and culturally diverse and has been cited as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. The quality of life in Central North Carolina is excellent, with many stimulating cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities.

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is nationally and internationally known for our translational research. This position will only enhance our reputation further and would expand it to include new approaches. Moreover, use of this position to build the Translational Predictive Biology cluster will strengthen existing faculty with cross-interests in this area and build additional bridges to the College of Engineering (ISE) and the College of Sciences (MATH/STATS).

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we champion personal and professional growth.

Essential Job Duties:

NC State University is recruiting five faculty to play a central role in building a Center for Translational Predictive Biology. The five incoming faculty are expected to synergize with existing faculty to build an internationally-recognized program focused on developing integrated systems and analytical methods that can predict in vivo responses from in vitro systems. Areas of focus include organoid biology, microanalytical systems (organ-on-chip), molecular and physiological pharmacology, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

As part of this cluster, the Departments of Clinical Science and Molecular Biomedical Sciences invite applications for a 12-month state funded tenure track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level in LARGE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY. Applicants should have a strong background in studying the impact of novel therapeutics, including pharmaceutical and/or biological therapies on animal physiology as a way to assess their safety and efficacy. Organ system is open but preference will be given to areas of strengths such as gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular or neural physiology. Applicants should have a track record of collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

The new faculty member will be expected to establish a successful interdisciplinary research program, and actively participate in the veterinary and graduate teaching programs. This position will be ideally poised to complement and collaborate with the pharmacokinetic, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic, pharmaceutical disposition, and regenerative medicine expertise of existing faculty, to collaborate with other members of the Translational Predictive Biology cluster and other faculty in the college and university, and to participate in NC State’s university-wide Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI). Joining the College of Veterinary Medicine offers unique access to clinical faculty in a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital as well as outstanding research faculty affiliated with the CVM, the CMI, and other university-wide Chancellor’s Excellence Faculty Clusters (CFEP). The specific teaching requirements will be tailored to the expertise of the individual and the needs of the college.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D., D.V.M, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in machine learning and its application in predictive biology, teach existing courses, and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include, a current curriculum vita, a cover letter outlining specific professional goals, a diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references.
Questions can also be directed to Dr. Jorge Piedrahita (Cluster Chair) or Lauren Schnabel (Position Chair), College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University. The search committee review of applications will begin in the fall of 2022.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

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



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?:


Department ID:

195001 - Dept of Clinical Sciences


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 are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

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.

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