Research Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

June 4, 2022

Description

Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Peds-AIR - 412002

Posting Open Date 05/03/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Research Assistant Professor Appointment Type Faculty Vacancy ID FAC0004040 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 09/01/2022

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation's leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding. OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow's health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team- oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary

The Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a full-time, fixed-term, Research Assistant Professor on the Variable Track to join a highly successful academic team. This new faculty member will serve as an investigator, collaborator, and mentor in a team of physician and basic scientists. This position will develop and/or support new funded research projects in the area of pediatric environmental health research. Specific research will focus on development of experimental models to assess airway cell dysfunction, mucociliary clearance of inhaled particles, and environmental lung diseases. Experience in developing strategies for analyzing clinical samples would also be considered relevant. It is also expected that this position will submit for independent funding (1-2 NIH submissions/year), publish peer-reviewed manuscripts as senior author (1-2 senior author, 2-3 co-author), and serve as primary mentor for trainees at various levels of their training (1-2 trainees/year).

Research Collaboration with the UNC CEMALB, the Children's Research Institute, and members of the Curriculum in Toxicology & Environmental Medicine will be strongly encouraged and supported.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The selected candidate will be PhD trained and will have significant experience including published, funded research related to airway cell dysfunction, mucociliary clearance of inhaled particles, and/or environmental lung diseases. The ability to develop experimental models or strategies for analyzing clinical samples is an essential skill for this position. Strong procedural skills are also required, as well as the ability to mentor students at different levels.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The selected candidate will have direct experience in respiratory toxicology or pulmonary research with a proven track record of scientific innovation and scientific integrity. Applicants must have proven ability to analyze and integrate information from diverse disciplines, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop and advance new experimental concepts and models. Some post-graduate research experiences in an academic research position in a program focusing on environmental health research is preferred. Additionally, a significant publication record and evidence of scientific research funding is desired, as well as a desire to work in cross-disciplinary research team.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Iona Jaspers, MD

Department Contact Telephone or Email ionajaspers@med.unc.edu Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer 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.

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