Open Date: 09/10/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or equivalent Proficiency in standard techniques of molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology General proficiency in experimental design, data gathering, data analysis, record keeping, and other research related skills
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: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/
Job Duties: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of virulence mechanisms and genetics of poxviruses. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of implementing new ideas to study antigen presentation, mutational analysis and biochemistry of viral protein interference with immune responses. In addition, he/she will be part of a dynamic group of scientists working with a wide range of host-pathogen models. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of 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, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately95% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to research on vaccinia and other poxviruses. Approximately 5% 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.