Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Position Number998476Functional 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 uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology teaches biological concepts and research methods to biology and medical technology majors and prepares them for professional careers and/or advanced study. We also introduce non-biology majors to basic biological knowledge and its applications to our society. We prepare graduate students for professional careers and/or further graduate study. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we increase society’s knowledge of living organisms and their environments and we enhance our students’ technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological society. We apply our skills by serving the University, our profession, and the larger community.

Position Summary

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work on an NSF-funded project which aims to understand the divers of food chain length in rivers. The project employs advanced mathematical and statistical methods to advance the conceptual understanding of how food chain length is determined in natural systems. Therefore, the postdoc should be proficient in programming, preferably in R and/or C++. The postdoc is expected to communicate his/her results through publications in scientific journals, presentations at professional meetings, and/or outreach events.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related fields

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and CertificatesPreferred Qualifications

Proficient in programming, preferably in R and/or C++, with background in stream and food web ecology.

Special 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 #-DepartmentBiology - 12204Job Open Date08/12/2020For Best Consideration DateJob Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentPermanentIf time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

9/30/2021

Number of Months per Year12FLSAExemptKey Responsibilities

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Percentage Of Time65Key Responsibility

Research and Development

Essential Tasks

Compile and organize published and unpublished datasets, develop models, and apply models to the datasets to better understand the driver of food chain length in rivers.

Percentage Of Time25Key Responsibility

Communications/publications

Essential Tasks

Write manuscripts, deliver presentations, assist with grant/report writing and outreach events.

Percentage Of Time10Key Responsibility

Training/co-supervision

Essential Tasks

Train and collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students in research methods, analysis, and presentation of results

ADA Checklist

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, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - O, Reaching - OWork EnvironmentDriving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - F, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - F, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - F, Use of Respirator - FApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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