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Laboratory Instructor

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021

Laboratory Instructor

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Laboratory Instructor
Position Number 617059
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The missions of BRITE are applied research and workforce development. Its research focuses are drug discovery and health-related research in areas such as neuroscience, cancer, antimicrobials, cardiometabolic disease, infectious diseases, lung disease, and plant genetic engineering. Through the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, BRITE offers programs at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels and provides students with scientific competency and laboratory experience to work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or to fully prepare them to pursue advanced studies.
Primary Purpose of Position
The main responsibilities of this position are to assist the Principal Investigator of the BRITE Institute and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, on educating and training undergraduate and graduate students on the synthesis of biologically active molecules. He/she will maintain, train and assist students/researchers on using a 500 MHz NMR, LCMS, GCMS and Isco Combiflash Purification System instruments. He/she will also work with the PI on drug discovery and natural products synthesis research projects and assist in manuscript and grant proposal preparations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidates must have a strong background in organic chemistry with demonstrated experience in organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, synthesizing biologically active small molecules and natural products. Experience in using analytical instrumentation such as a NMR, LCMS and GCMS is desired. Emphasis is on proficiency in synthetic organic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, natural products synthesis and good oral and written communication skills in English.
Minimum Education/Experience
A PhD/MS degree with a minimum of three years or a BS degree with a minimum five years of work experience is required.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
N/A
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University 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.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
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Ordering and maintaining lab supplies, assisting manuscript and
grant proposal preparations.
Function Information Technology
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Work on various software to input data; maintain analytical
equipment.
Function Instructional
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Training students in the laboratory; assist users on operating analytical
instrumentation.
Function Public Service
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Outreach activity.
Function Research
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Generate and analyze research data.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA02332P
Open Date 12/02/2021
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  6. Letter of Recommendation 1
  7. Letter of Recommendation 2
  8. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
  3. List of References

Supplemental Questions

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