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-MCBI-01-19Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department HSH BSOM Microbiology and ImmuunDepartment Homepage http://www.ecu.edu/microbiology/Advertising Department MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGYDivision Health SciencesClassification Title Working Title Postdoctoral ScholarNumber of Vacancies 1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0Full Time or Part Time Full TimeSalary Range$52,000Position Location (City) GreenvillePosition TypePostdoctoral ScholarsJob Category Postdoctoral ScholarsPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a distinguished research and teaching facility of East Carolina University School of Medicine consisting of approximately 50 people. This department provides an academic base for teacher-scientists employed by the School of Medicine at East Carolina University in the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and other related disciplines. The department provides instruction to medical students, dental students, and graduate students. The department also provides guidance and research experience to graduate students seeking advanced degrees in microbiology and immunology. The department also offers a postdoctoral research training program. The department supports an array of faculty (16)-directed research programs of which many are supported by extramural grants and/or contracts. The department provides service to the school, university, state, nation, and to the profession by activities of faculty members on committees, study sections, in professional organizations, as consultants, and through other activities.

Job Duties

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for scientific research in the discipline of biology of spirochetes. The lab uses Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira spp. as the model organisms to study gene regulation, mechanism of bacterial transmission from ticks to mice, host-pathogen interactions, structure-function relationships of proteins important for periplasmic flagellar biosynthesis and regulation, and cyclic-di-GMP signaling systems. To learn more, please visit https://microbiology-immunology.ecu.edu/md-motaleb/

Minimum Education/Experience

English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

none

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

PhD (or equivalent) degree in microbial genetics, X-ray crystallography, molecular biology and/or a related field. Experience working with animals is desired, but not required.

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 09/08/2020Open Until FilledYesJob 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.Initial Screening Begins 09/15/2020Rank LevelNot ApplicableQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25718AA/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) or [email protected].

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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