Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Post Doctoral Research Fellow External Link to Posting Department Center for Marine Science - 30600 Vacancy Number E331 Position Number 1154 Location of Workplace CMS Myrtle Grove Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The primary responsibility of the position is to conduct research in coastal and marine sciences. Other areas of interest will be considered that fall within the broad field of marine sciences. Specific areas of interest must be aligned with the current research of two or more UNCW mentors from the link below.

It is highly desirable that the work include interdisciplinary collaborations amongst the candidate and UNCW marine science faculty. The position will include opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate student research at the discretion of the UNCW mentors. Candidates from all marine and coastal sciences or other closely aligned disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Communication with potential UNCW mentors prior to submitting an application is highly encouraged for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date. Please use the following link to view a list of potential faculty mentors at UNCW:

A Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 1 and December 1, 2019 is required; however, applicants do not need to have already received their degree prior to applying.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 1 and December 1, 2019.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

•Ph.D. in Marine Science, Oceanography or closely aligned natural science discipline

•Expertise in coastal and/or marine science

•Strong command of the English language

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

Candidates from all marine and coastal sciences or other closely aligned disciplines

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science (CMS) is recognized both nationally and internationally for conducting research that contributes to the understanding of environmental processes and problems. Through research, education and outreach, the Center strives to increase knowledge and cultivate public awareness about coastal and marine sciences. This includes a variety of fields such as physical oceanography; marine and coastal biology; marine, atmospheric and natural products chemistry; marine geology; and environmental sciences. Currently there are more than 100 active research programs ongoing at CMS and over 140 scientists, staff and students at CMS. The teaching and research facility located on the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern North Carolina features state of the art core facilities in spectrometry and spectroscopy, light stable isotopes, DNA and water quality analysis as well as running seawater systems, a coastal workboat fleet and a wide range of oceanographic equipment that are available to all CMS researchers.

College/School Information University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant Instructions

The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted soon after.

Application requirements:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Contact information for at least three professional letters of recommendation
3. Summary of the applicant’s doctoral research (1 page)
4. Proposed research at CMS (1 page)
5. Supplemental information online form which includes identification of potential UNCW mentors

Please complete and upload the Postdoctoral application form in the “Other” section of documents required.

Months Per Year 12 Months Position Type Time-limited Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions 06/30/2021 Job Posting Date 03/29/2019 Priority Consideration Date 04/30/2019 Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
  4. Research Summary
  5. Other
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please give a synopsis of your proposed research at CMS.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * Please tell us where you learned about this postdoctoral opportunity (UNCW website, Science, Nature, EOS,,,, college website, web search, other):

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 5/23/2019
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