Postdoctoral Scholar

Job description

Postdoctoral Scholar Please see Special Instructions for more details. To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/ Posting Details

Job TitlePostdoctoral ScholarPosition Number PDS-BIOL-08-20Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department AAH BiologyDepartment Homepage http:www.ecu.edu/biologyAdvertising Department BIOLOGY, DEPT OFDivision Academic AffairsClassification Title Postdoctoral ScholarWorking Title Postdoctoral ScholarNumber of Vacancies 1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.000Full Time or Part Time Full TimeSalary Range$52,704Position Location (City) WanchesePosition TypePostdoctoral ScholarsJob Category Postdoctoral ScholarsPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. The Department of Biology (www.ecu.edu/biology) is a comprehensive department that emphasizes an integrative approach to the study of life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

Job Duties

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher that will be examining the role that habitat and species life history plays in geographic shifts of marine fish and invertebrates. This project will involve the analysis of existing long-term fisheries survey and environmental data from both the northeast and west U.S. coastal-marine ecosystems. The postdoc will be integrating multiple data sources to model species distribution at different life stages to better understand how life-stage specific habitat requirements, and also connectivity between life stages, might affect the vulnerability of a species to climate change. The postdoc will be housed at the Coastal Studies Institute (https://www.coastalstudiesinstitute.org/), which is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, within the Marine Fisheries Ecology Lab (morleylab.com); for more information contact Jim Morley ([email protected]).

The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of fisheries biology. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of data analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentation of results to the scientific and management communities. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, managing databases, report writing, review of data for quality control, supervision of data analysis, analysis of research hypotheses using statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. 100% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to management of all aspects of data analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentation of results to the scientific and management communities.

Minimum Education/Experience

English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD in ecology, resource management, marine sciences or related discipline; we will also consider applicants that will graduate during the fall 2020 semester.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

None

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Applicants should have some combination of the following skills: (1) strong data manipulation abilities in a programming environment such as R, (2) statistical modeling experience including species distribution modeling, (3) experience analyzing long-term biological survey data, (4) ability to extract environmental data from a variety of web-based sources (e.g., ocean climate databases, GIS), (5) knowledge of the diversty of life history strategies for marine species, and (6) specialized knowledge of one or more of these large marine ecosystems: Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, Mid-Atlantic U.S., or the West coast U.S. region (i.e., CA, OR, WA).

License or Certification Required by the Department Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 08/28/2020Open Until FilledNoJob Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.09/25/2020Initial Screening Begins 09/03/2020Rank LevelNot ApplicableQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/37375AA/EOE

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 328-9861 (Voice/TTY).

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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