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The Nutrition Research Institute consists of a program-project model addressing reasons for nutritional/metabolic variation between people. Current areas of interest include Nutrigenomics of Cardiovascular Disease, Nutrigenomics of Obesity and Energy Metabolism, Diet and Brain Development, Nutrigenomics of Excess Uric Acid, Diet-Environment and Epigenetics, Diet and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Folates and Carcinogenesis. All faculty members work at the NRI and hold faculty appointments in departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with ranks ranging from research track to tenure-track and tenured appointments at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels.

ENERGY METABOLISM TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION
Posted: 10/18/2013 4:00:19 PM

ENERGY METABOLISM TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION
NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL


Faculty position with expertise in the area of human obesity and energy metabolism research available at the Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position is located at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (near Charlotte, NC). This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant, associate, or full professor level depending upon experience, research and scholarly accomplishments. Candidates should have a research program focused on underlying reasons for variation between people in energy metabolism. This program should examine how genetic and/or epigenetic variation and/or microbiome influences energy-utilization phenotype using whole room calorimetry, “omic,” and other methods. Studies in humans must be an important component of the research program, but complementary mouse studies are appropriate and encouraged. A track record of grant funding for research is required. The selected candidate will have access to a sophisticated human research facility with whole room calorimeter, DEXA scanner, ultrasound, metabolic carts, Bodpod, metabolic kitchen, outpatient facilities, and clinical laboratory. It is anticipated that the Nutrition Research Institute will provide some ongoing “hard money” support for recruited faculty, as well as significant start-up funding. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to establish and collaborate in multidisciplinary, funded research programs, ability to publish in quality journals, as well as a clear track record of scholarly accomplishment and teaching capacity. Applicants must complete an online application at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/33622.

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