Post Doctoral Fellow

Bioinformatics Bldg.
Aug 21, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

General Information

Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePost Doctoral FellowDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentColl of Computing&Informatics (Col)Work UnitBioinformatics and GenomicsWork LocationBioinformatics Bldg.Vacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work Schedule

8 to 5

Pay RatesalariedMinimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of genetics, statistics, and bioinformatics. Working knowledge of one or more major programming languages will be essential. Experience working with Illumina short read sequencing and long molecule sequences will be advantageous. Experience with Drosophila will be beneficial. Candidates interested in learning programming are encouraged to contact the supervisor to discuss their skills and interests.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

  • the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
  • the appointment is temporary;
  • the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
  • the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
  • the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
  • the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The postdoc may co-supervise students in the lab. They will be responsible for leading genome sequence analysis in the lab.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

The postdoc may co-supervise students in the lab. They will be responsible for leading genome sequence analysis in the lab.

Proposed Hire Date09/30/2019Expected Length of Assignment1 yearPosting Open Date07/15/2019Posting Close DateSpecial Notes to Applicants

List contact information for three references or letters of recommendation in the CV.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Interest Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample

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