Careers

Interested in joining the North Carolina Research Campus?
Employment opportunities at NCRC include faculty, research associates, staff and internships. Applications must be made though individual university partner HR sites. 
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Internship
Serve as a Research Technician for the AppState Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Must be able to perform and/or assist with specialized research procedures in the Human Performance and/or Biochemistry labs. 

Under the direction of the Nutrition Learning Manager, the Nutrition Education Intern will be responsible for working on the digital education platform, WholisticMatters.com, to provide nutrition education through many modes of communication. Day-to-day reporting will include the intern working directly with the Clinical Nutrition Communication Specialist. Click here to download a complete job description. (PDF)

Essential Functions

  • Complete a competitive analysis of similar educational platforms
  • Create posts for social media platforms, interact within comments
  • Research weekly trending topics in the health and wellness industry as related to the mission of WholisticMatters.com
  • Write a minimum of one nutrition science article on a specified topic that translates key technical concepts into digestible and relevant insights
  • Create at minimum one infographic related to immune nutrition and health

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Appalachian State Human Performance Laboratory

Research Technician
Serve as a Research Technician for the AppState Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Must be able to perform and/or assist with specialized research procedures in the Human Performance and/or Biochemistry labs. 

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Interns
The Appalachian State University (AppState) Human Performance Lab (HPL) at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) is looking for two or three exercise science or sports nutrition interns to join our team. The mission of the AppState-NCRC HPL is to investigate unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress. This internship opportunity will help young scientists gain valuable experience as they move forward with their careers.

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UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research

Research Scientist
The position will perform grant-funded research projects related to human diseases, including method development and biological applications proteomics and operation of LC-MS instrumentation.

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Research Scientist
The position will perform grant-funded research projects, including experimental design, sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, research presentation at national/international meetings, manuscript preparation, and grant proposal preparation.

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Research Scientist
The position will perform grant-funded research projects related to human diseases, including method development and biological applications of metabolomics and lipidomics and operation of LC-MS instrumentation.

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Post Doctoral Fellow
The position is expected to focus on lipidomics and metabolomics studies of human diseases, using state-of-the-art instrumentation and tools for biomarker discovery/validation and a better understanding of the pathogenic mechanism of human disease.

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Post Doctoral Fellow
The position is expected to focus on proteomics studies of animal models of human diseases, using state-of-the-art instrumentation and tools for biomarker discovery/validation and a better understanding of the pathogenic mechanism of human disease.

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Research Technician
Perform laboratory and investigative procedures by carrying out a variety of routine experimental techniques, including protein digestion and clean up, metabolite and lipid extraction from biofluid and tissue samples, mammalian cell culture, analytical methods such as HPLC, LC-MS.

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NC State Plants for Human Health Institute

Research Scholar
Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) Small Fruit and Vegetable Breeding and Genomics Faculty member, Dr. Massimo Iorizzo, is seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise in bioinformatics and plant genomics to join the lab as a Research Scholar. The Research Scholar is expected to conduct advanced research in the group to develop genomic resources and reconcile, analyze complex multi-omics datasets to study genes and metabolic pathways affecting accumulation of health-promoting, phytoactive compounds in fruit and vegetable crops.

The successful incumbent of this position must be familiar with plant genome assembly (de-novo), gene prediction and annotation with an emphasis on genes involved in plant metabolic pathway, and comparative genomic analysis (e.g. Pan-genome analysis). Experience with marker traits association analysis such as QTL or GWAS analysis will be a plus. This research position is expected to coordinate and/or conduct multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project. This position will engage in collaborative projects with other lab members and external collaborators that have expertise in plant and molecular biology, quantitative genetics, crop breeding, and metabolomics. The position will also develop and maintain new analytical pipelines and computational/statistical approaches to analyze data, and provide training to other lab members including students, on bioinformatics and computational applications and tools in an HPC environment. The position will lead and assist in preparing technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations. Depending on academic productivity, the opportunity for career advancement exists within the Iorizzo lab.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.

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Temporary Lab Technician
The Esposito Lab at Plants for Human Health Institute uses a wide range of Nutraceutical (Functional Foods and Edible Plants) and Cosmeceutical approaches to investigate the interactions of bio-actives found in fruits and vegetables, with a particular focus on regenerative medicine, nutritional immunology, and cosmetic applications. Research aims at studying the systemic architecture that controls inflammation and tissue regeneration processes, as well as investigating nutrient compounds with novel health benefits for fundamental and applied relevance to muscle and immune health and skincare. The position will contribute to preclinical characterization of molecules in cell culture and animal models.

The position requires a BS in Chemistry, Biology, Animal Science, or related fields; as well as experience with animal models.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC

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Research Technician
The NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory under faculty mentorship as a Research Technician. This position will focus on lab work involving enzyme discovery and characterization as it relates to supporting existing research projects (funded by government, industry, and commodity sponsored programs).

Concerning the technical laboratory work, this position will perform experiments and provide support involving plant biology and LC-Mass spectrometry for routine assessment and assistance to students, postdoctoral research scholars, and the Principal Investigator.

Must be familiar with or have previous experience working with LC-MS. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelors degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, plant biology, or related fields
  • Masters degree a plus in related field
  • 3+ years of experience with laboratory work
  • Prior experience with recombinant expression from E. Coli
  • Prior experience with LC-MS operation

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.
This position is time-limited for an expected duration of two (2) years.

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Research Technician
The NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory under faculty mentorship as a Research Technician. Studies in the lab focus on the health-protective activities of dietary compounds against chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

This position will be responsible for supporting existing and future research projects (funded by government, industry, and commodity sponsored programs) conducted by the graduate students, postdocs, and Principal Investigator in the laboratory group, predominantly in two (2) major areas or responsibility: 1) animal husbandry and studies, and 2) analytical chemistry.

Animal work will include tasks such as feeding/watering, weighing, and experimental procedures. Analytical work will include sample preparation and the use of analytical instruments such as HPLC and mass spectrometers. As a successful research technician, this position must be comfortable working extensively with small rodents in a research setting. Significant training will be available to enhance the successful candidate’s skill set in these areas.

Must have an Associate’s degree in laboratory science or other degree in a field requiring laboratory skills (nutrition science, food science, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, or related field) and at least 6 months experience working with laboratory animals OR previous quantitative or qualitative analytical experience (sample preparation, extraction, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, etc.).

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.
This position is time-limited for an expected duration of two (2) years.

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Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Part-Time, Temporary Lab Tech
The Duke Kannapolis Research office is looking for a temporary, part-time employee with experience in simple biospecimen processing (spinning/splitting/freezing) to support the laboratory technologists in our research laboratory on the campus. Hours are flexible and would start now and continue through the end of the calendar year.

If interested, please contact Leah Bouk, leah.bouk@duke.edu.


UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI)

Research Assistant (Cheatham Lab)
This Research Assistant position is part of the Cheatham Laboratory, which investigates how nutrition can improve children’s brain function. Specifically, Cheatham and her team study the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities. The Research Assistant will be responsible for identifying and recruiting infants to participate in ongoing studies. This position will also run study sessions, collect and summarize data, maintain databases, and operate and maintain scientific equipment. IRB and HIPAA training will be provided.

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Accounting Technician
Accounting Technician needed to perform technical accounting duties, including maintaining, reporting, and record keeping of contract, grant, trust, and state accounts for the Nutrition Research Institute. Duties will include: 

  • Performing a variety of accounting tasks involved in maintaining general or procurement financial records; processing, scanning, and posting invoices, travel expense vouchers, credit card/check revenue transactions, purchase orders, and other financial documents; creating and processing journal entries, and generating financial reports. 
  • Maintaining, verifying, balancing, and reconciling contract, grant, trust, and state accounts using the general ledger system. 
  • Preparing general ledger entries by maintaining records and reconciling accounts. 
  • Recommending financial actions by analyzing accounting options. 
  • Maintaining financial records, including grant/contract budgets, revenue receipts, and expenditure documentation according to established financial procedures. 
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures of GASB, Office of State Controller, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial reports for primary investigators regarding grant/contract expenditures and balances.
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial reports for faculty regarding expenditures and balances of funds allocated to Principal Investigators (PIs) from the Institute (e.g. start-up packages, pilot projects, etc.) 
  • Other duties may also be assigned, including, but not limited to: monitoring and reviewing equipment repair, maintenance contracts, and expenses; and assisting with the preparation and coordination of budgets for grant proposals. 

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Clinical Research Coordinator – Human Research Core
This position will serve as Clinical Research Coordinator for clinical research projects of the NRI Human Research Core and of projects headed by Dr. Martin Kohlmeier. The position will handle participant recruitment and scheduling, advertising, materials processing and storage, event planning and presentations, recruitment phone calls, administering informed consent, scheduling appointments for testing and meal delivery, as well as handling participant payments. This position will manage the research budget for Dr. Kohlmeier’s clinical projects including tracking expenses and assuring that the project is within budget. In all these facets, this position must be able to work independently and exercise considerable judgment.

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Virtual Internship Program
The Nutrition Research Institute will again offer our Virtual Internship Program (VIP) this summer. A fully virtual internship, VIP offers high school students (rising ninth to graduating twelfth graders) the opportunity to learn from NRI principal investigators, participate in group mentoring sessions, and complete an independent nutrition research project and presentation in a six-week program. Space is limited.

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Research Technician – Mooney Lab
Research Technician needed to conduct scientific research in a laboratory using anatomical (i.e., microscopy and stereology) and behavior testing, as well as contributing to daily lab maintenance. In addition to conducting experiments, the Research Technician will meet with the supervisor regularly to develop plans to achieve specific experimental goals and discuss experimental results.
 The Research Technician will be responsible for generating data and presenting results at lab meetings.

NOTE: This position is located at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC (approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill).

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Postdoctoral Researchers – Krupenko Lab
The Sergey Krupenko Lab at the Nutrition Research Institute is seeking two energetic and talented postdoctoral researchers to study the function of folate enzymes ALDH1L1 and ALDH1L2 in cellular metabolism and their association with human diseases. The projects will utilize cell culture and mouse models to answer questions about the role of folate metabolizing enzymes and dietary folate in liver and brain function, tumorigenesis, cancer progression, and metastasis. The postdoc will study the role of ALDH1L1 and ALDH1L2 enzymes in the regulation of cellular metabolism and association of these proteins with human diseases.

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Research Assistant Professor – Sumner Lab
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for up to 2 research track assistant professor faculty members with expertise in untargeted metabolomics, exposome research, and nutrition. This position can begin May 1, 2020. The position is located at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (near Charlotte, NC). These are research track appointments at the assistant professor level, who will work with the Metabolism and Metabolomics Laboratory directed by Dr. Susan Sumner. The NRI is part of the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, and is ranked among the top 5 Nutrition departments in the country.

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Open Rank Professor, tenure track (Nutrigenomics)
The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are jointly seeking applications for up to 4 tenure track faculty members with expertise in nutrigenetic/nutrigenomic causes of metabolic and nutrition variation (including but not limited to: nutritionally relevant genetic polymorphisms, copy number variations and epigenetic (including non-coding RNA) mechanisms, microbiome-gene interactions, genes modulating circadian rhythms in metabolism). This position can begin January 1, 2017. The position is located at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (near Charlotte, NC). These are tenure track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level depending upon experience, research and scholarly accomplishments. The Department of Nutrition is part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, and is ranked among the top 5 Nutrition departments in the country.

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Research Technician – Sumner Lab
The Sumner Lab at the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) seeks a full-time temporary Research Technician for organizing, labeling, inventorying lab samples, sample preparation, literature review, and quality control. This full-time temporary position is expected to last 12 months.
 
NOTE: This position is located at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC (approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill).
 
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills required, as well as ability to work independently.

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UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics and Genomics Research and Services

Research Associate
We integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research & applications. And we develop statistical/analytical methods, and implement them into software packages or web servers. We apply big data and advanced analytics to solve important and complex problems in biomedicine.

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Research Associate
The position will be instrumental in working with Dr. Luo to integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research and applications. Develop statistical/analytical methods and implement them into software packages.

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Sha Lab:  Post Doc – Biostatistics/Statistical Analysis
The successful candidate will engage in multi-year projects sponsored by NIH and other funding agencies. This candidate will work with Dr. Wei Sha on statistical analysis of omics data and clinical data, and publish research results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

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Du Lab:  Post Doc – Big Data Analytics for Metabolomics & Exposomics
The primary research responsibilities of the successful candidates are to develop Big Data Analytics capabilities for metabolomics and exposomics and publish the results.

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Loraine Lab:  Post Doc -Experimental Biologist
The Loraine Lab seeks a talented experimental biologist to characterize effects of abiotic stresses on RNA splicing and gene expression in plants using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Candidates will have the opportunity to learn bioinformatics data analysis, especially RNA-Seq data analysis as applied to splicing.

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Luo Lab:  Research Associate
Candidate will develop statistical and computational methods for big data analysis, integration and visualization. S/he will work on a range of high throughout omics (genome, transcriptome, metabolome etc) data, and cutting edge projects on complex diseases and biomedical problems.

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Research Associate (Biostatistics/Bioinformatics)
The position will be instrumental in working with Dr. Luo to integrate and analyze a variety of big data sets from biomedical research and applications. Develop statistical/analytical methods and implement them into software packages.

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David H. Murdock Research Institute

Genomics Lab Staff
DHMRI/Eremid® is seeking a motivated candidate to fill a vacancy in our Genomics Laboratory. The successful candidate will actively participate in the daily operational activities of the DHMRI/Eremid® Genomics Laboratory, operating several platforms (Illumina, PacBio Sequel, 10X Chromium, NanoString, iScan) and conducting experiments under direction of the DHMRI/Eremid®, Genomics Laboratory Group Leader. The position requires extensive hands-on expertise in molecular biology techniques with a focus in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology; these include hardware skills (operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting) as well as software skills (laboratory instrument operating systems, laboratory information management systems).  While experience in these technological platforms will be an advantage, the successful applicant will be given intensive onsite training to ensure their success.

The DHMRI is a non-profit service provider (CRO) which offers a multi-omic approach to both academic and commercial clients and is located at the North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina.

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