Employment

Job Openings

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

  1. Regenerative Medicine lead researcher

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    We are seeking applicants at the assistant/associate/full professor level to conduct research in the arena of phytoactive compounds and wound healing/regeneration. The successful candidate is expected to develop a transdisciplinary research program to explore strategies for modulating skin elasticity regeneration of organs and tissues with plant-based phytochemical interventions. Research focus will be relevant to the cosmetics and skin allergy fields, and will interface with related industries and clinical operations. This faculty member is also expected to interact closely with other faculty in a team approach to explore novel plant compounds for these applications.

    Ph.D. required in specified or related field. Appointees may be competitive for David H. Murdock Distinguished Professorships within the Institute. Successful applicants will have appointments in an NCSU department within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

  2. Translational nutrition and food Sciences lead researcher

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    We are seeking applicants at a senior (associate or full professor) level to develop a broad-based research program on the interface between nutrition and health protective phytochemicals (phytoactive compounds) in edible plants. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nutritional translation laboratory which would include both analytical and pilot scale functional food processing instrumentation. The candidate will interface with existing resident faculty on campus in the arenas of pharmacogenomics, phytochemical analysis, bioavailability, systems biology, postharvest and metabolomics in order to assess new plant-based discoveries for human health and expedite translation into food or supplement/product deliverables for clinical, consumer, and developing world applications.

    Ph.D. required in specified or related field. Appointees may be competitive for David H. Murdock Distinguished Professorships within the Institute. Successful applicants will have appointments in an NCSU department within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

  3. food allergies/immunology lead researcher

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    We are seeking applicants and the assistant/associate/full professor level to conduct research in the arena of food allergies (e.g. peanut, milk, soy, etc.) and use of phytoactive strategies to attenuate allergenicity or human sensitivity to allergies. The successful candidate will apply in vitro, animal, and/or clinical systems approaches to build and test predictive models of allergenicity, and investigate mechanisms of phytoactive compound interactions with allergenic proteins in food products as well as in post-digestive complexes. The selected individual will interact closely with other faculty groups in a team approach to discern mechanisms of action related to attenuation of the allergic response.

    Ph.D. required in specified or related field. Appointees may be competitive for David H. Murdock Distinguished Professorships within the Institute. Successful applicants will have appointments in an NCSU department within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

  4. research associate

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    The Research Associate will independently support, develop, design, and/or executes moderately complex research activities for a single or multiple research projects; and participate in formulating research methods and suggests options for improving quality and recommending solutions. The candidate will work closely with faculty atPHHI and involved in collaborative projects between PHHI faculty and faculty on NCSU’s main campus to select and breed for new plant materials with an emphasis on health-protective traits, including enhanced concentrations and profiles of phytoactive compounds to further develop new cultivars that meet the present and future needs of the NC small fruit and vegetable industries.

    The position will also plan, organize, and oversee breeding trials at Research Stations and other sites throughout south central North Carolina; update and manage germplasm and breeding databases; select and recommend lines for potential cultivar release; maintain genetic stocks and breeding lines; participate in University field days and industry events; and obtain grants, gifts, and royalties to support their program.

  5. extension associate, stem outreach

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    N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is seeking applicants for a STEM Outreach position with its N.C. Cooperative Extension team based at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, N.C.

    This position will coordinate, develop, implement and monitor STEM-based instructional initiatives related to the research efforts by PHHI faculty. Initiatives will include classroom modules (such as hands-on activity kits), web pages and handouts. The target audiences for this position include K-12 students and teachers, county Extension agents and the general public. The position will also work withSTEM educator support organizations to provide training opportunities utilizing the research efforts of PHHI as the platform for programmatic offerings. This position will be charged with building and growing a robust STEM program, including lesson plans and curriculum, which dovetail with the education standards set forth by the state of North Carolina.

    The position will be responsible for the packaging and dissemination of information generated from projects, partnerships, and will promote public health and science education while cultivating relationships and collaborative opportunities with NCRCpartners, university faculty and the community.

Visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu to search for more jobs within N.C. State University. Resumes are kept on file and distributed through listserv announcements for those who have expressed interest in job opportunities with the Plants for Human Health Institute.

Please visit N.C. Research Campus website for the most up-to-date list of available positions at the campus.

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.

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