The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP) invites applicants for a full-time (fixed-term) open rank faculty position. The person in this position will work with the chair and vice-chair to more fully develop the department research portfolio and facilitate research activity of the Department through a focus on the identification of, and application to, large federal and private grant opportunities. This may involve developing teams and team grant proposals, project assembly, project management, technical writing, strategic thinking, and broad scientific and funding agency knowledge,. Participation in research grants is possible, based on scientific expertise. The person in this position will also facilitate faculty nominations for major internal, national and international awards and assist with the internal faculty promotion process. The position, Assistant Director of Research and Faculty Development, reports to the Chair of BCBP.
Education and Experience:
PhD level scientist with at least 3-5 years of laboratory experience and in applying for federal grants. The successful candidate will also have management level experience in an academic or industry setting. The applicant should have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills and be able to work independently. A publication and funding track record is optimal. Scientific experience in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics is preferred but not required. The Assistant Director of Research and Faculty Development will be responsible for gaining a solid understanding of BCBP research and complementary research in the School of Medicine and across the campus, 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.
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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