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 the 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.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.

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Post Doctoral Scholar
Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) Small Fruit and Vegetable Breeding and Genomics Faculty member, Dr. Massimo Iorizzo, is seeking a highly motivated post-doc that will lead a pioneering project aiming at using NGS (Illumina and PacBio) to develop a local pan-genome spanning QTL regions associated with quality-related traits (color, bioactive content, and profile, chemical composition), with the ultimate goal to identify candidate mutation controlling trait of interest. The candidate must have a strong motivation and proficiency for publications.

The successful incumbent of this position must be familiar with plant genome assembly (de-novo), gene prediction, and annotation with an emphasis The position will be responsible for coordinating/performing sample collection, phenotyping, processing, data analysis, and data interpretation. Tasks will include sample collection, phenotyping, DNA/RNA extraction, bioinformatic analysis including sequence assembly, annotation, comparative analysis, SNP and SV analysis, and Genome Wide Association Analysis. The ultimate goal will be to identify candidate genes/candidate mutations underlying the trait of interest.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.

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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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DHMRI/Eremid® Research Services

Senior Scientist
The DHMRI/Eremid® is seeking a motivated candidate to fill a Senior Scientist position in our Metabolomics & NMR Group. Major responsibilities will include supporting the analytical facility operations and applying expertise in analytical chemistry to support our research projects. The successful candidate will develop custom, quantitative methodology and perform targeted and untargeted analyses for projects in the metabolomics and NMR department. The laboratory contains a range of mass spectrometry platforms and Bruker NMR spectrometers. The position will report to the Group Leader of Metabolomics & NMR.

The DHMRI is a non-profit research institute and service provider, specializing in analytical service offerings to support agriculture, nutrition, and life science research. We offer a multi-omics approach to both academic and commercial clients. DHMRI is located on the North Carolina Research campus, about a 20-minute drive from Charlotte, North Carolina in Kannapolis.

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Staff Scientist
Eremid® Research Services/DHMRI is seeking a motivated candidate to fill a Staff Scientist position in our Metabolomics & NMR Group. Major responsibilities will include supporting the analytical facility operations and applying expertise in analytical chemistry to support our research projects. The successful candidate will develop custom, quantitative methodology and perform targeted and untargeted analyses for projects in the metabolomics and NMR department. The laboratory contains a range of mass spectrometry platforms and Bruker NMR spectrometers. The position will report to the Group Leader of Metabolomics & NMR.

The DHMRI is a non-profit research institute and service provider, specializing in analytical service offerings to support agriculture, nutrition, and life science research. We offer a multi-omics approach to both academic and commercial clients. DHMRI is located on the North Carolina Research campus, about a 20-minute drive from Charlotte, North Carolina in Kannapolis.

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Operations Manager
The DHMRI is seeking a motivated candidate to fill an Operations Manager position in our Center for Laboratory Animal Science (CLAS) Group. The Operations Manager reports to the Attending Veterinarian and has the authority to plan and direct the operations of the animal care facility.

The DHMRI is a non-profit research institute and service provider, specializing in analytical service offerings to support agriculture, nutrition, and life science research. We offer a multi-omics approach to both academic and commercial clients. DHMRI is located on the North Carolina Research Campus, about a 20-minute drive from Charlotte, North Carolina in Kannapolis.

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UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI)

Research Technician (Sumner Lab)
This position is located at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC (appx 2 hours from Chapel Hill).

A full-time temporary Research Technician is needed for organizing, labeling, inventorying lab samples, sample preparation, literature review, and quality control. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills are required, as well as the ability to work independently. This full-time temporary position is expected to last 12 months.

Education and Experience: 
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Basic training in laboratory experience is required. 

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Donor Engagement Officer
Reporting to and partnering with the Development Director, the Donor Engagement Officer serves as deputy of NRI’s development and fundraising team with a dual focus on annual gift fundraising and donor relations. The Donor Engagement Officer will lead a comprehensive annual giving program to advance the mission of the Nutrition Research Institute: To lead precision nutrition research through understanding how genetics and environment affect an individual’s requirements for and responses to nutrients. The incumbent will create a strategic development plan to secure private annual giving funds from prospects and donors; maintain an active pipeline of qualified individual prospects and donors; engage and motivate donors, volunteers, faculty, administrators, and staff; support the Advisory Board and its committees; co-plan fundraising and stewardship events; and foster collaborative pan-university development efforts between NRI and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Local and regional travel, some evening and weekend work required.

Please note: This position is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte).

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Programming Coordinator
The Business Services Coordinator (BSC) provides logistical programming management for symposia, workshops, conferences of various size, seminar series, graduate student events, faculty enrichment programs administration, and employee training and development programs and reports to the Assistant Director of Programs, Training, & Partner Resources. This position manages multiple student intern programming initiatives. The BSC is charged with student support, a vital role given the Institute’s remote location. The BSC also manages a variety of functions that require coordination with other units within the department, the university, and outside the university, and provides Institute office management duties. This position operates with a great deal of autonomy.

Please note: This position is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte), approximately 2 hours from the UNC main campus in Chapel Hill.

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Personnel Administrator
This position handles many HR functions for the Institute and reports to the Assistant Director of Programs, Training, & Partner Resources. These duties include processing and assisting with faculty and staff recruitment, departmental new hire orientation, compensation changes, and APT processes. This position maintains the Institute’s personnel files and refers employees to appropriate resources within the Institute or on the main campus. This position is responsible for coordinating with HR representatives in other departments to ensure that cross-departmental HR actions, including ePARs and PAATs, appointment renewals, etc, are completed in a timely manner. This position also collaborates closely with the Human Resources consultant in the VC Research unit. Establishing strong interpersonal relationships with remote colleagues is vital for success in this role. This position operates with a great deal of autonomy.

Please note: This position is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte), approximately 2 hours from the UNC main campus in Chapel Hill.

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Research Technician (Krupenko Lab)
The Sergey Krupenko Lab in the Nutrition Research Institute is seeking a research technician to assist with biochemistry, cell and molecular biology experiments including cloning, polymerase chain reaction-based techniques, immunohistochemistry (sectioning samples of tissue for histology) followed by image analyses, and cell culture techniques.

Required Qualifications:

  • Basic laboratory experience
  • the ability to work with mice
  • demonstrated ability to collect data and perform effective record keeping

Preferred Qualifications: BS in biochemistry or related disciplines

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(2) Postdoctoral Research Associates (Krupenko Lab)
The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region. This posting is for two (2) Postdoc positions with the NRI. By applying to this posting, you are applying for both positions.

We are seeking 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 postdoctoral fellow will study the role of ALDH1L1 and ALDH1L2 enzymes in the regulation of cellular metabolism and the association of these proteins with human diseases.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hursting Lab)
The Hursting Lab is located at the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina. We are seeking an energetic and talented postdoctoral researcher to study the metabolic mechanisms underlying the effects of nutrition on breast and pancreatic cancer with emphasis on the role of mitochondrial perturbations in the obesity-cancer link.

As part of the NRI, the successful postdoctoral researcher will have access to numerous resources available through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and through the Departments of Nutrition. Furthermore, the NCRC state of the art research facilities allows for collaborations with faculty from schools across North Carolina studying a range of topics including genetics, epigenetics, cancer biology, nutritional biochemistry, and nutrigenomics.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hursting Kannapolis Lab)
The Hursting Lab is located at the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina. We are seeking an energetic and talented postdoctoral researcher to study the metabolic mechanisms underlying the effects of nutrition on breast and pancreatic cancer with emphasis on the role of mitochondrial perturbations in the obesity-cancer link.

As part of the NRI, the successful postdoctoral researcher will have access to numerous resources available through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and through the Departments of Nutrition. Furthermore, the NCRC state of the art research facilities allows for collaborations with faculty from schools across North Carolina studying a range of topics including genetics, epigenetics, cancer biology, nutritional biochemistry, and nutrigenomics. 

Please note that this position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte), approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill.

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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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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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