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Job Opportunity: Research and Teaching Fellow in Biochemistry, UNC, Asheville, NC

Posted by on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Job Opportunities .

UNC Asheville, the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, invites applicants for a position as a Teaching and Research Fellow in Biochemistry. This position is designed for individuals who hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field and intend to pursue academic careers at primarily undergraduate institutions. Responsibilities of this position include mentoring undergraduate students in research projects, teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in chemistry and/or biology, and performing research and laboratory managerial tasks in support of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ryan Steed. We seek applicants who are enthusiastic about undergraduate education with classroom and/or laboratory teaching experience, and are highly motivated researchers capable of leading a project and training undergraduates in designing and performing experiments, collecting and interpreting data, troubleshooting and solving problems in the lab, preparing publications, and presenting results at conferences. Candidates receiving strongest consideration will demonstrate enthusiasm for undergraduate education and the capability of working with a multidisciplinary team of faculty and undergraduates to further its research goals.

This position is expected to last 12 months with a one-year renewal option.

The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or related field by August 1, 2018.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skill

In addition to a Ph.D., the preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: membrane proteins, protein purification, mutagenesis, fluorescence spectroscopy, or EPR spectroscopy. The preferred candidate will have a degree in the appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of appointment. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in general chemistry, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or other courses related to the UNC Asheville Liberal Arts Core under the guidance of the PI. Candidates are desired who are enthusiastic for mentoring under-represented students with an interest in pursuing studies in chemistry and careers or post-graduate studies in this or a related field.

Special Instructions

Letters of recommendation will be required from the applicants invited to campus for interviews.

The following condition applies to this appointment: This position is funded by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and is currently anticipated to last for 12 months, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. However, continuation of employment in this at-will appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds. If these non-state funds become unavailable, the appointment may be terminated consistent with Section II.C of UNC’s Employees Exempt from the State Human Resources Act Policy 300.2.1.

This position is considered Open Until Filled, however the review of application materials will begin on June 15, 2018.

In order to be considered for this position, please attached a Letter of Interest in Undergraduate Teaching/Research
as the “Other Document” needed to apply for this position.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.


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