PostDoctoral Fellow

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Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePostDoctoral FellowDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCollege of Engineering (Col)Work UnitMechanical Engineering and Engineering ScienceWork LocationWoodwardVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work SchedulePay 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.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Description: Looking for a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience areas. Specifically, the candidate is expected to study neurodegenerative disease models associated with axon regeneration and myelinations.

Qualification: The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, capable of independent working with experience in neuronal cell culture, molecular biology, and animals. The experiences in developing microfluidic platforms and cell culturing are desirable, not mandatory.

Candidate should hold a PhD in Neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, , molecular medicine, or a related subject.

Interested candidates should send the following in their application:
▪ Cover letter describing candidate’s research accomplishments and career goals
▪ CV
▪ Two reference contacts

Duties and Responsibilities

The employee will carry out research on Regenerative Neural Engineering, funded by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science.
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.
Other Work/ResponsibilitiesNecessary Licenses or Certifications

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Physiology, and Medical Science, specializing in Neuroscience area.

A strong experimental background with evidence of biological skills related to neuroscience and biomedical engineering.

Proposed Hire DateExpected Length of AssignmentPosting Open Date03/28/2019Posting Close DateSpecial Notes to Applicants

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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    Posted: 9/11/2019
    Application Due: 11/10/2019
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