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University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Research Assistant Professor in NC-Chapel-Hill, United States

Employment Type: Permanent Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0004858

Position Summary/Description:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology seeks to fill a Research Assistant Professor fixed term faculty appointment. This position will build an extensive knowledge of the types of research, expertise, and scientific interests of the faculty research leaders in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Biophysics to enhance and support the research and education missions.

The role of any Research Assistant Professor is multifaceted. Primary responsibilities include broad collaborative involvement with the faculty members of the Departments to provide basic and applied research, education, and training. The successful candidate will also build an innovative and competitive research program supported by extramural funding, to support teaching, and training.

They will provide relevant training to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty, present seminars in areas of expertise, and teach as requested. In addition, this position will identify relevant large grant opportunities and multi-PI funding opportunities (federal, private, internal). As each is identified, the position will (i) take steps to assemble research teams qualified to apply for these grants, including proposal development and submission, and connect these teams to additional collaborators; (ii) provide support for organizing proposal writing and writing sections as needed; (iii) once funding is awarded, coordinate project administration, prepare quarterly or annual reports, and arrange site visits and conferences for staff education and training. This position will participate in projects and project management roles to advance the research aims and to ensure success of the research teams.

In the realm of pre-proposal activities, duties will vary depending on the funding sought and may include coordinating team meetings, developing timelines, engaging with funding agencies, writing, and formatting non-technical application sections, collecting and formatting required files from all team members, and giving editorial feedback. The post-award management duties will include directing, organizing communication and data sharing platforms, monitoring progress and deliverables, overseeing budgets (with accounting staff), ensuring compliance, overseeing grant administration (e.g., subawards) and assisting with progress reports. This position is distinct from standard pre- and post-award administrative roles but coordinates with individuals in those support positions.

Education and Experience:

A PhD in pharmacology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related biomedical sciences. A strong scientific background with experience in research design, data collection/management, grant and scientific manuscript writing, and knowledge of research funding mechanisms is preferred. A publication and funding track record is expected.

The successful candidate will have: (i) excellent writing skills, the ability to manage multiple deadlines, and be able to work independently while coordinating with multiple scientists and administrators; (ii) be an experienced, creative, and dynamic leader with superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills; (iii) have well-developed attributes of professionalism, leadership, communication, presentation abilities, and superior organizational and time management skills; (iv) demonstrated project management experience and ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse group of people.

AA/EEO Statement:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.