Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Epidemiology - Kannapolis, NC

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POSITION TITLE : Faculty

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Department: Epidemiology

Type of Appointment: Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

Position Category: Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

Recruitment ID: 2500644

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

Proposed Start Date: 06/01/2011

Position Summary:
The Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for a tenure-track position in the area of genetic epidemiology and/or statistical genetics as they relate to nutrition and metabolism. This position will be primarily located at the Nutrition Research Institute ( NRI ) in Kannapolis, NC. This person will have a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The selected candidate will have access to a cutting-edge genomics and metabolomics research facility at NRI . The candidate is expected to develop a portfolio of grant-supported research using this facility and in collaboration with the faculty, students, and resources that are available at the UNC main campus in Chapel Hill. In addition, significant contributions to published research and professional distinction in teaching, mentoring, and service are expected. Faculty members at the UNC NRI will receive annual hard money support and a generous startup package.

Description of UNC NRI : The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute ( NRI ) is located on the 350-acre North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina, 14 miles from Charlotte NC (about 2 h from Chapel Hill). The 125,000-square-foot building houses a broad variety of laboratory and research spaces, clinical facilities, offices, and meeting areas. The NRI is described in detail at website ( http://www.uncnri.org/) . Research at the NRI focuses on the underlying mechanisms for individual differences in metabolism and nutrient requirements. Current NRI faculty members study the role of epigenetics in progenitor cell proliferation, effects of diet on DNA and histone methylation, SNPs resulting in metabolic inefficiencies, energy metabolism, 1-carbon metabolism, brain development, fetal alcohol syndrome, obesity and carcinogenesis. The new epidemiology faculty member can work in any area relevant to nutrition-genetics. Faculty members at the UNC NRI will receive annual hard money support and a generous startup package. NRI research is complemented by research programs from several other universities on the North Carolina Research Campus and by the state of the art vivarium and stellar genomics and microscopy instrumentation in the David Murdock core laboratory building.

Education Requirements:
Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline (for example, Epidemiology, Genetics, Biostatistics, etc) required.

Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates should possess demonstrated experience in genetic epidemiology research preferably studying gene-nutrient interactions. Experience with family or population based studies, study design, or bioinformatics desired. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program in cooperation with research centers and departments at the NRI and the University.

Special Instructions:
Review of applications will begin as soon as possible; applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation to search committee chair Kari North, PhD, via the electronic submission website at: jobs.unc.edu/2500644 If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu .

Contact:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu .

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