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University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Assistant Director of Research (Open Rank) in United States

Employment Type: Permanent Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0002998

Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications

Position Summary/Description:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Genetics invites applicants for a full-time (fixed-term) open rank faculty position. Research responsibilities include broad collaborative involvement with the faculty members of the Department of Genetics to provide basic and applied genetic/genomic research, 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. They will be expected to provide training to students and faculty, to present seminars in areas of expertise, and to teach as requested. The chosen candidate will work closely with the Director of Research to more fully develop the research portfolio and to facilitate research activity of the Department through a focus on training, leadership, project management, technical writing, strategic thinking, and broad scientific and funding agency knowledge, in the identification of and application to large federal and private grant opportunities. Participation in research grants is expected, based on scientific expertise. The position, Assistant Director of Research, reports to the Director of Research in the Department of Genetics.

The ideal candidate will be a PhD-level scientist with 3-5 years of experience in the laboratory and with applying for federal grants. The successful candidate will also have management level experience in an academic or industry setting. He/she should have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills and be able to work independently. A publication and funding track record is expected. Scientific experience in the fields of genetics or genomics is preferred but not required. The Assistant Director of Research will be responsible for having a complete understanding of the types of research taking place in labs across the School of Medicine to enable the identification of relevant large grant opportunities, followed by assembling research teams qualified to apply for these grants, providing administrative support for all aspects of assembling the applications, writing sections of the application as needed, drafting quarterly or annual reports, organizing conferences or site visits.

Education and Experience:

Experience with applying for federal grants; at least two years of postdoctoral laboratory experience; excellent organizational, communication and writing skills. Demonstrated project management experience and ability to work independently are essential. Graphic design experience is a plus.

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.