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Open Rank T/TT Faculty – Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP) – Translational Predictive Biology Cluster

North Carolina State University

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Posting Information

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Open Rank T/TT Faculty – Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP) – Translational Predictive Biology Cluster

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; occasional nights and weekends as needed.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Provost’s Office

About the Department

About the Translational Predictive Biology (
) Cluster

The TPB cluster (previously called the Translational Regenerative Medicine (TRM) Cluster), has been active since 2013 and has expanded considerably since then. Members of the TPB cluster form the core of the Functional Tissue Engineering research unit of the Comparative Medicine Institute ( and focus on basic and translational aspects of regenerative medicine from stem cell biology, organ-on-chip, and biomanufacturing, to in vivo applications. With the addition of these five new faculty the expanded TPB cluster will significantly increase its efforts in translational predictive biology focused on improving the health of animals and humans.

About The Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program (

NC State launched the Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program in 2011 as part of the 2011-2020 strategic plan to bring the nations best and brightest faculty to campus. The program enhances the universitys commitment to supporting and expanding interdisciplinarity through outstanding research and scholarship, and strengthens NC States historic expertise in the sciences, engineering, math, design, textiles, humanities and social sciences, and education. The programs efforts align with NC States land-grant mission and vision, and build momentum toward strategic goals outlined in the new strategic plan, Wolfpack 2030: Powering the Extraordinary.

The current 20 clusters have been selected on these important criteria:

Ability to achieve national eminence in proposed topic
Alignment with university strategic priorities
Demonstration of real interdisciplinarity
Potential to build on an existing university strength (or strength of the existing assets) Opportunity for faculty to engage in both research and teaching of proposed topic
Ability to attract funding
Commitment to share resources and physical infrastructure
Commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaboration among multiple colleges
Demonstration of a balanced hiring plan with clear leadership
Potential to attract diverse faculty

The Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program is supported and managed by the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs. The program has grown from an initial 12 clusters to 20 clusters today.

Carbon Electronics
Data-driven Science
Digital Transformation of Education
Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security
Environmental Health Science
Forensic Sciences
Genetic Engineering and Society
Geospatial Analytics
Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being
Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
High-dimensional Integration of Biological Systems
Leadership in Public Science
Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities
Modeling the Living Embryo
Precision Medicine
Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy
Synthetic and Systems Biology
Translational Regenerative Medicine (now Translational Predictive Biology)
Visual Narrative

More than 75 current NC State faculty have been hired through the program. In addition to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and promoting NC States continued excellence and national renown, the Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program cultivates a growing culture of interdisciplinarity at the university. We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at

Related programs and facilities at NC State:

Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC)
Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI)
Data Science Academy (DSA)
Genetics & Genomics Academy (GGA)
Integrative Sciences Initiative (ISI)

About NC State

At NC State, we create prosperity for North Carolina and the nation. We value diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. We began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, were a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels across disciplines.

NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. Were at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And were home to one of the worlds best colleges of veterinary medicine.

Our more than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global. Through it all, they enjoy an outstanding return on investment.

Whether its
Princeton Review ranking NC State among the nations best values for universities, Money magazine naming it the No. 1 best college for your money in North Carolina, or
U.S. News & World Report ranking NC State among the top 10 best values in public higher education, the university has many reasons to be proud.

Each year, NC State adds
$6.5 billion to the statewide economy, equivalent to creating more than 90,000 new jobs. That represents a significant return on investment for the citizens of North Carolina in the form of research advances, innovative technologies, successful companies, skilled graduates and new jobs waiting for them.

Our 9,400 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrows challenges. Together, they forge
powerful partnerships with government, industry, nonprofits and academia to remake our world for the better. We expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all.

NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across

disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for collaborations with existing faculty and other

newly hired colleagues in the Translational Predictive Biology (TPB) cluster. NC States location in the Research Triangle also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government agencies.

For More Information:

NC State University
NC State: Think and Do
NC States Strategic Plan
NC States Commitment to Diversity

Essential Job Duties

NC State University is recruiting
five faculty to play a central role in an initiative to build a
Center for Translational Predictive Biology (
). The five incoming faculty are expected to synergize with existing faculty to build an internationally-recognized center focused on developing integrated systems and analytical methods that can predict in vivo responses from in vitro systems. Areas of interest include mathematical modeling/machine learning, organoid biology, microphysiological systems (organ-on-chip), molecular pharmacology, and whole animal physiology.

As a component of this five faculty cluster initiative, the Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks one outstanding faculty in the area of mathematical modeling/machine learning to expand the interdisciplinary faculty cluster on
Translational Predictive Biology (
). Together with NC States existing strength in regenerative medicine and data sciences, this expanded cluster will propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in the development and application of data analytics and mathematical modeling to predict clinically-relevant biological outcomes using in vitro engineered tissue systems and in vivo models, and will play a central role in the development of the Center for Predictive Biology.

About the Position

We are interested in individuals whose expertise is in the computational realm but who can bridge experiment and theory, and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address biomedical challenges. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of an interdisciplinary team is essential. Successful candidates will engage in transformative research which integrates diverse data inputs from increasingly complex in vitro and in vivo systems and utilizes mathematical modeling and/or data analytics to develop practical, accurate predictive systems. The cluster seeks an individual with expertise in developing innovative approaches to improve:

Multi-modal data integration and fusion
Machine learning/artificial intelligence for applications to multi-omics
Mathematical modeling of complex biological systems

Hiring may occur at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The home department is open and will be determined with the applicants input and their credentials and research fit. Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in machine learning and its application in predictive biology, teach existing courses, and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

A PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Other Required Qualifications

Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in machine learning and its application in predictive biology, teach existing courses, and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise

Preferred Qualifications


Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver’s License required


Commercial Driver’s License required


Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a cover letter describing prior interdisciplinary research efforts and how their research prospectus fits the position, a research plan (max 2 pages), a teaching statement (max 1 page) and a diversity statement (max 1 pages –
upload as Other Document 1), and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Rohan Shirwaiker (CFEP position chair- or Jorge A. Piedrahita (Translational Predictive Biology Cluster Chair.

Position Details

Position Number


Position Type

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation – Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory – Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation – Emergency Events

Non Mandatory – Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

020101 – Provost’s Office


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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