Thank you for your interest in the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute. We are very excited about our new growth opportunities at the N.C. Research Campus and hope to expand our team as we continue to recruit new faculty to the institute. As new positions become available, we will list details in this section.
Current Job Openings
PhD Candidate in Banana Genomics / Metabolomics
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We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate (Nutrition track) to join the recently established Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) based at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The candidate will be enrolled in N.C. State University’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department, and will be partially supported through the Dole Nutrition Research Institute.
The Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) (www.p2ep.org) seeks to elucidate the metabolic pathways involved in the production of nutritionally important phytochemical compounds (phytoactives) in addition to other relevant traits of interest, such as disease resistance and drought tolerance. Within the P2EP team, the PhD candidate will strive to characterize the banana genome (wild types and cultivated genotypes) and use this backbone of information to 1) characterize pathways that lead to novel carotenoid and/or flavonoid (anthocyanin) accumulation in some genotypes, and 2) determine the genetic basis of apparent resistance to black sigatoga disease demonstrated in some wild banana selections. Dole’s unrivaled banana germplasm collection has the biodiversity required to provide tissue samples capable of aiding such a research program and would be fully available to the selected candidate.
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Living and Working in Kannapolis and the Charlotte Region
The Plants for Human Health Institute and the N.C. Research Campus, are located in Kannapolis, a thriving city of 43,000 located along the I-85 corridor just outside of Charlotte. A central point in the high-growth area north of Charlotte’s city center, Kannapolis is within 30 minutes from I-77, Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.