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The Grants Coordinator will coordinate with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Research Office, develop proposal development and implement tools and best practices in service to PHHI faculty. The position will work with faculty teams to prepare successful, large-scale, multidisciplinary research and/or extension proposals and graduate fellowship grants. The position will work with other collaborating partner institutions and their research offices, and assist with Federal, State and University reporting on grants and research activities.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain oversight over successful grant applications to ensure that the funding source guidelines and policies, and required reporting procedures are followed by the university.
  • Coordinate collaboration opportunities with academic and industry partners while working with Principle Investigators to make modifications to improve the success of research projects.
  • Represent the Institute, its investigators and its administration with internal and external research offices and agencies (i.e. University, State, and Federal offices and agencies).

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.


The Plants for Human Health Institute is seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist with solid lab skills in Arabidopsis genetics and epigenetics to fill an NSF-funded postdoctoral position to study the mechanism of genomic imprinting regulated by active DNA demethylation in Arabidopsis. The focus of this project is to use a combination of molecular biology, genetic, genomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study how DEMETER DNA glycosylase is recruited to its target sites for demethylation. The position will function as an independent researcher actively advancing the goals of the project.

This position requires a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, developmental biology, or related fields with solid experimental skills, such as a strong background in protein interaction assays, genomic analyses (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, BS-seq), or protein biochemistry assays. Additional required experience includes skills in areas such as plasmid cloning, confocal microscopy, image analysis, Arabidopsis transformation, basic plant care.

An ideal candidate for this position  will have 3 years of postdoctoral experience and at least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience. This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.


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