Post Doctoral Fellow

Location
Woodward
Posted
Aug 21, 2019
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

General Information

Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePost Doctoral FellowDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCol Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Work UnitBiological SciencesWork LocationWoodwardVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work Schedule

Typically Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm, contingent on lab needs

Pay RatePay Rate variesMinimum 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.)
The successful candidates should have (1) a Ph.D. in the biological sciences (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, or related disciplines) and (2) familiar with functional genomics, (3) have a strong publication record (at least one first-author publication in a reputed journal) and the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

A new Postdoctoral research position is available immediately to study cell and molecular biology of eukaryotic pathogens at the genome wide level. We are looking for candidates who have experiences in Cell biology and genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9)/functional genomics. techniques. Experimental approaches will include real-time PCR, RNA-seq, CRISPR/Cas9, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy. We are seeking highly motivated and independent candidates with proven academic track records and interest in interdisciplinary research.

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.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesNecessary Licenses or CertificationsProposed Hire Date04/16/2018Expected Length of Assignment12 monthsPosting Open Date03/20/2018Posting Close DateSpecial Notes to Applicants

This postdoctoral position is available for 2 years with a possibility of extension based on performance and available funding. Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV with contact information of three references.

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.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

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