Open Date: 03/22/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD Interested candidates must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and have at least one first-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal at the time of application. The ability to work effectively in a research team is essential. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detailed-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, be capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, and be self-motivated, dedicated and creative.
Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/
Job Duties: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of oral microbiology. The candidate will study the genetics and virulence of Candia albicans and HIV-1. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of conducting mycology and virology research including: 1.) Hypothesis development, literature review and report writing. 2.) Perform routine biological procedures such as: Cell culture (TZM, PBMC, THP-1), RNA extractions, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), PCR, gel electrophoresis, HPLC analysis and other reactions. 3.) Analysis of data using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. 4.) Supervising undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety (BLS-2+), responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to research. Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.