Research Scientist

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
December 31, 2025
Offerd Salary:$53,500
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Position Information

Position Number 998202

Functional Title Research Scientist Position Type Research Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on , , and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Department of Biology endeavors towards excellence in conducting research and teaching biological concepts and skills to biology majors and graduate students, to prepare them for professional careers and more advanced study. We introduce non-biology majors to the foundations and applications of biology. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we contribute to and increase society's knowledge across the broad spectrum of biology. We train doctoral students in Environmental Health Science, a complex and rapidly changing discipline. Through laboratory training and directed research experiences we enhance our students' technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological world. Our leadership in scientific innovation and discovery serves our students, profession, and our local and global communities.

Position Summary

Environmental chemical or non-chemical stressors have been found not only alter the health of exposed organisms but also the health and behavior of offspring across several generations. Dr. Bhandari's research concerns the transgenerational inheritance of environmentally induced adverse health outcomes. The research group of Dr. Bhandari has demonstrated that environmentally induced non-genetic imprints can be transmitted vertically from one generation to the other across several generations. Dr. Bhandari has received long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health R01 mechanism to determine developmental stages that are susceptible to environmental chemicals and design epigenome editing tools (CRISPR-dCas9) to remove non-genetic imprints.

The overall goal of the project is to determine bisphenol A (BPA, a chemical constituent of plastics)-induced epigenetic imprints in the developing germ cells (that produce eggs and sperm later in life) and remove them by epigenome editing using CRISPR-dCas9 tools using medaka fish as a biomedical animal model. Bioinformatic analysis of sequence data is one of the components of the funded project. The incumbent will participate in the study, prepare samples for next-generational sequencing (if necessary), develop analysis pipelines including an artificial intelligence program, analyze next- generation sequencing data, attend/present in the scientific meetings, write/publish research papers, and indirectly mentor graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Bhandari Laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Computational Biology, or related field , or Master's (or equivalent ) degree, plus at least 5 years of relevant post-master's professional work experience.
  • Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Computational Biology, or related field.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment Range $53,500 Org #-Department Biology - 12204 Job Open Date 02/20/2023 For Best Consideration Date Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Time Limited If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.


    Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

    Key Responsibilities Percentage Of Time 60

    Key Responsibility

    Research Project

    Essential Tasks

  • Contributes to protocol development, writes statistical analysis plans, performs statistical analysis and inference, and writes and presents reports summarizing findings, will train undergraduate and graduate students to use bioinformatic data analysis tools and contribute intellectually to their research projects.
  • Develops systems for monitoring the quality of clinical data. Ensures high-quality statistical support is provided for clinical trials, registries, and basic research through the use of advanced statistical skills and knowledge of clinical research.
  • Maintains expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology.
  • Percentage Of Time 20

    Key Responsibility

    Manuscript Preparation and Grant Writing

    Essential Tasks

  • The incumbent will independently plan, analyze data, gather, and prepare their research findings for submission to the grant PI, to grant fellowship sponsoring agencies, and possible publication.
  • Percentage Of Time 10

    Key Responsibility

    Mentoring , Collaborating, and Networking

    Essential Tasks

  • Professional development through mentoring of students, management of a research lab, scientific interactions across the UNCG campus, collaboration, participation, and networking in scientific meetings.
  • Percentage Of Time 10

    Key Responsibility


    Essential Tasks

  • Guest lectures, participation in professional training programs, promote DEI in campus through research and other relevant activities.
  • ADA Checklist

    ADA Checklist

    R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

    Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions, Hand Movement-Grasping, Holding, Finger Dexterity, Vision-Skilled Trades, Reading, Writing, Eye-hand coordination, Vision-Color Distinction, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures, Vision-Visual inspection, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye, Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Lifting-0-30 lbs., Pushing/Pulling, Climbing-Stairs, Bending, Squatting, Reaching

    Work Environment Driving - Car/Truck, Inside, Outside

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Optional Documents

  • Link to Professional Portfolio
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Scholarly Writing
  • Supplemental Questions

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