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Eligibility for Employment:
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1) An earned doctorate, 2) A demonstrated record of scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications in the biological sciences, and 3) Evidence of, or demonstrated potential for, securing external funds for research. Post-doctoral training or equivalent experience is strongly desired.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities center upon conducting significant research within Appalachian State University's Human Performance and Biochemistry Laboratories located at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC (https://transforming-science.com/dhmri). Duties also will include promoting research collaboration with Department of Biology faculty, and professional service. Teaching responsibilities may include mentoring research at the undergraduate and graduate level. Other teaching duties are negotiable, including options for web-based instruction.
The majority of the duties associated with this position will be performed at the NCRC in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The applicant may also be requested to participate in meetings (supported remotely) and give lectures to the main campus of Appalachian State University, located two hours away in Boone, North Carolina.
The successful candidate will join a nationally competitive research program centered on exercise, immunology, nutrition, and metabolism using a multi-omics approach (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics). Research may involve human clinical studies, animal models, and biochemical, physiological, and metabolic approaches.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.