The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary: The Research Scientist will work as an integral part of the S. Krupenko’s lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute on the projects investigating the role of ALDH1L1 and ALDH1L2 folate enzymes and related metabolic pathways in health and disease. The responsibilities include designing and performing experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, keeping laboratory records, participation in writing of experimental and review papers, and assisting the PI with preparation of grant applications. The Research Scientist will be also required to develop and maintain animal and laboratory safety protocols. The position may involve oversight/supervision of technical assistants, graduate students or junior postdoctoral fellows, as well as evaluation of progress and coordination of research projects.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: The successful candidate must have significant expertise in modern biochemical, cell and molecular biology techniques, including mammalian cell culture techniques, primary cell isolation and characterization, cell imaging, RNA isolation, SDSPAGE/Western blot assays, RT-PCR, and histoimmunochemistry. Experience with mouse studies is also required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Knowledge in biochemistry, cellular biology, metabolism, and cancer biology is required. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to design and perform research independently as well as in collaboration with different level researchers and be able to promote learning environment in the lab. He/she should be proficient in learning new techniques and must have good organization and record keeping skills.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.