Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position Number998689Functional TitlePost Doctoral FellowPosition TypePost-docsPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology teaches biological concepts and research methods to biology and medical technology majors and prepares them for professional careers and/or advanced study. We also introduce non-biology majors to basic biological knowledge and its applications to our society. We prepare graduate students for professional careers and/or further graduate study. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we increase society’s knowledge of living organisms and their environments and we enhance our students’ technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological society. We apply our skills by serving the University, our profession, and the larger community.

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Akira Terui ( We are seeking a highly qualified individual trained in stream and/or quantitative ecology. The project will use large ecological datasets of fish distribution to examine how the network structure of rivers is related to ecological properties (e.g., species richness) at broad spatial scales. Opportunities also exist to develop independent lines of questions related to stream ecology using the datasets and/or complementary fieldwork.
The successful candidate will lead efforts to develop research questions, organize/analyze data, and publish results in scientific journals. The candidate should have a solid background in population/community ecology and statistical modeling (especially spatial data analysis). Preference will be given to candidates who have some experience in Bayesian analysis (e.g., JAGS, STAN) and GIS. The candidate should be self-motivated and be able to run an individual project.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant should have a PhD in aquatic ecology, quantitative ecology, or closely related field. Fluency in statistical/theoretical modeling with R is critical.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

Prior experience of working in freshwater ecosystems is a plus but not required.

Special Instructions to ApplicantsRecruitment RangeCommensurate with experienceOrg #-DepartmentBiology - 12204Job Open Date06/24/2019For Best Consideration Date07/17/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time80%Key Responsibility

Research and Development

Essential Tasks

Compile and manage existing ecological data in stream ecosystems. Conduct statistical analysis to reveal how the stream network structure influence ecological properties, such as species richness. Participate and assist ongoing research projects of spatial ecology in stream ecosystems.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Project Management

Essential Tasks

Assist budget management, report writing and general mission of the group.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Student training/co-supervision

Essential Tasks

Supervise students on statistical analysis and field work.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - C, Holding - C, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - C, Sitting - C, Walking - C, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Crawling - O, Reaching - FWork EnvironmentDriving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Inside - F, Outside - OApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
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    Posted: 6/26/2019
    Application Due: 10/26/2019
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