Research Instructor

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Details

Job Title Research Instructor
Position Number 600108
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department HSH BSOM Pharmacology
Department Homepage
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title Research Instructor
Working Title Research Instructor
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range Commensurate with qualifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Faculty (Teaching)
Job Category Faculty (Teaching)
Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Pharmacology consists of 10 full-time faculty members, one full-time Postdoc, 7 full-time Research Technicians, two full-time secretaries and six graduate students. The department teaches Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics to medical and graduate students and teaches Medical Pharmacology to the Physician Assistant students. A wide variety of specialized courses for graduate students are also taught. The educational objective of the department is to provide a sound basic foundation upon which medical students may build rational approaches to drug therapy regardless of the area of medical or surgical specialization. The graduate program through the Ph.D. in Pharmacology is broadly based to prepare students for careers in academics, research, government, industry and medicine.

In addition to their teaching duties, each of the faculty has a research laboratory and laboratory technician and performs research in his/her area of expertise. Faculty are expected to apply for grant support and to publish results of their research in professional journals.

Job Duties

The Research Instructor will be responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research focused on describing and evaluating effects of environmental contaminants on the immune system and underlying metabolic and other mechanistic pathways. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to writing experimental protocols, organizing and implementing experiments, overseeing data collection and experimental procedures, recording and managing data, implementing quality control practices, analyzing data with various statistical techniques, and preparing data for dissemination at local/regional/national/international scientific meetings, submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals for publication, and submitting research proposals to external funding bodies to support his/her independent research program and salary. The Research Instructor also will supervise undergraduate and graduate research students, comply with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biological and chemical safety, responsible conduct of research, and the IACUC, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department as consistent with his/her area of expertise.

Additional expectations, if needed:
The Research Instructor is expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety and responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 20% of the Research Instructor’s time will be devoted to report writing, including scientific manuscripts, associated with the developed experimental protocols.

Approximately 60% of the Research Instructor’s time will be devoted to conducting the studies associated with the developed experimental protocols.

Approximately 20% of the Research Instructor’s time will be devoted to literature review and hypothesis development for the submission of extramural research award proposals.

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD in toxicology or a highly related field
Postdoctoral training in toxicology or a highly related field

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

PhD in toxicology or a highly related field
Postdoctoral training in toxicology or a highly related field

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 10/01/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
Initial Screening Begins 10/14/2020
Rank Level Instructor
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