Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position Number998546, 998547, 998548, 998658, & 999381Functional 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 primary purpose of the UNCG Center for Translational Biomedical Research is to conduct basic and translational research in human diseases, with focuses on biomarkers for early diagnosis of disease, understanding of disease pathogenesis and development of novel interventions for disease prevention and treatment.

Position Summary

The position is expected to focus on lipidomics and metabolomics studies of human diseases, using state-of-the-art instrumentation and tools for biomarker discovery/validation and a better understanding of the pathogenic mechanism of human disease. The position will perform grant-funded research projects, including experimental design, sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, research presentation at national/international meetings, manuscript preparation, and grant proposal preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for this position include a PhD degree in the field of Chemistry or Life Sciences; fully trained in metabolomic/lipidomic sample preparation from various sample matrices, chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry of metabolites and lipids; and strong skills in quantitative data analysis of metabolomics/lipidomics data and biological interpretation of results.

The candidate for this position should be self-motivated, have critical thinking and independent working skills, possess sufficient communication skills, and the ability to work with others in a collaborative research environment.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred QualificationsSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment RangeCommensurate with experienceOrg #-DepartmentCtr for Transl Biomed Research - 13403Job Open Date02/05/2020For Best Consideration DateJob Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentTime LimitedIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities


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Research Projects

Essential Tasks

This position will conduct research projects aimed at identifying novel metabolite and lipid biomarkers within the scope of the external grants

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Essential Tasks

The position will require experimental design, sample preparation, instrument operation, data acquisition, bioinformatics and statistical data analysis and biological interpretation of the data used in the meeting of grant outcomes and reportings

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Essential Tasks

This position will require presenting research findings at scientific meetings and preparing manuscripts for publications based on research findings.

ADA Checklist

Physical EffortReading - C, Writing - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - CWork EnvironmentInside - CApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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    Posted: 2/6/2020
    Application Due: 11/4/2020
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