Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position Number998562Functional TitlePost Doctoral FellowPosition TypePost-docsPosition EclassEP - EHRA 12 mo leave earningUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro 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 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( features an extremely supportive and collegial environment with 15 full-time faculty and a diverse student body. We offer a BS in Biochemistry, a BA, BS, and MS in Chemistry including biochemistry options, and a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry. Our department is housed in a 170,000 square foot, $35 million state of the art science building. Excellent core instrumentation and state of the art facilities for NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry with full time support staff are available on site.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, and/or natural products chemistry and will have expertise and interest in developing and applying novel methodologies at the interface of mass spectrometry and natural products research. Experience with mass spectrometry metabolomics experimental design and data analysis and/or expertise in the isolation and de-novo structure elucidation of natural products are desirable characteristics. A willingness and ability to contribute to a team-oriented research environment, participate in student training, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, are essential.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, and/or natural products chemistry

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, and/or natural products chemistry

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted through Spartan Talent

Applicants should upload (as PDF files), a cover letter addressed to Dr. Nadja Cech, a curriculum vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent. Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Nadja Cech at [email protected]

Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three contacts.

Recruitment Range$48,000Org #-DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry - 12205Job Open Date08/05/2019For Best Consideration DateJob Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentTime LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

1 year appointment with option for renewal.

Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time40%Key Responsibility

Conduct Resarch

Essential Tasks

Conduct original research in the area of inorganic/bioinoganic chemistry. Design and carry out experiments leading to the synthesis and study of the relevant molecules/systems.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time30%Key Responsibility

Presentations and Reporting

Essential Tasks

Prepare and present updates on ongoing research, provide written reports on research progress, participate in group meetings and present seminars to scientific community when asked. Contribute to the preparation and submission of reports, proposals and publications related to research.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time20%Key Responsibility

Mentorship: Support graduate and undergraduate students

Essential Tasks

Assist with supervision of graduate and undergraduate students with their research projects. Provide leadership and training to students on proper procedures for all instruments, their maintenance and safety regulations in the laboratory setting.

Key Responsibilities

Percentage Of Time10%Key Responsibility

Maintain Research Data

Essential Tasks

Maintain and up to date file of current literature, referencing pertinent to the ongoing research project.

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, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - C, Sitting - C, Walking - CWork EnvironmentInside - C, Outside - OApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Research Statement
Supplemental Questions

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Posted: 8/6/2019
Application Due: 2/3/2020
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