North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Gastroenterology Program at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has a strong foundation of expertise using translational small and large animal models to study gastrointestinal diseases of comparative relevance to One Health. Focus areas encompass a central theme of microenvironment-mucosal interactions with key program strength in gut mucosal responses to injury, stress, and epithelial-pathogen interactions. The Gastroenterology Program is shared across all 3 Departments at the CVM and is associated with the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI; https://cmi.research.ncsu.edu/research/translational-pharmacology-physiology/). Interdisciplinary collaborations are fostered by Research Cores with concentration areas in Biological Barriers, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Comparative Neurobiology, Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Oncology, and Biostatistics. The strength of the Gastroenterology Program is specifically supported by state-of-the-art research facilities and resources including a Gnotobiotic Core facility, Large Animal Models Core facilities, and extensive collaborations within a shared NIH-funded UNC-NCSU Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CGIBD; www.med.unc.edu/cgibd).
Preference will be given to candidates with proposed or established research programs in the areas of a) gut microbiome host interactions and b) mucosal (gut) immunology. Other interests include, but are not limited to, expanding research in the areas of a) gut neuroendocrine signaling and b) gut epithelial stem cell dynamics.
Applicants should have a strong independent research program and expertise that will synergize with existing key program strengths in the areas of mucosal responses to injury, stress, and host-pathogen interactions supported by unique Gnotobiotic and Large Animal Core facility resources.
The goal is to competitively address high priority research areas including inflammatory bowel disease, regenerative medicine, metabolic syndrome and obesity. These positions are sought to strengthen interdisciplinary interactions between investigators involved in health care for humans and animals within the Gastroenterology Program and colleagues in our shared NIH-funded UNC-NC State Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and other units across NC State, the UNC system, government agencies, the Research Triangle Park, and other universities and industries, locally and globally.
Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.
Candidates must have a distinguished record in research, which includes the ability to write and develop proposals that will obtain extramural funding.
Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
Aptitude for and desire to teach and mentor (senior veterinary students, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs).
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodations.
About North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
The CVM is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education and is currently ranked 5th among the nation’s 30 colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. News and World Report survey. With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the College is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, it has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement and patient care.
Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. The college’s mission is carried out in three departments: Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences and Population Health & Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, the college is the home of the NC State Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate training program, an umbrella program that provides interdisciplinary training for master’s and doctoral students across the entire NC State campus.