Post Doctoral Fellow

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Position NumberPOST40Working TitlePost Doctoral FellowDivisionAcademic AffairsDepartmentCol Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Work UnitBiological SciencesWork LocationBiological SciencesVacancy Open ToAll CandidatesPosition DesignationPost DocEmployment TypeTemporary - Part-timeHours per week40Work Schedule

8 hours per day per week

Pay RatePay Rate variesMinimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. in Plant Biology.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Ph.D. in Plant Biology, specializing in plant genomics and molecular genetics

Strong background with evidence of experimental and theoretical skills related to quantitative genetics

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

  • the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, specializing in plant genomics and molecular genetics.
  • the appointment is temporary;
  • the appointment involves substantially full-time research
  • the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
  • Position will act independently and receive general guidance from Dr. Bao-Hua Song
Duties and Responsibilities

The employee will report to Dr. Bao-Hua Song and will be a senior member of Dr. Bao-Hua Song’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, thereby strengthening UNC Charlotte’s ability to attract external funding.

The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be identifying genes that are responsible for wild soybean compound variation, as well as soybean cyst nematode management. The employee will confer with Dr. Bao-Hua Song on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University’s reputation in research. The employee will publish research results in recognized journals in collaboration with Dr. Bao-Hua Song. The employee will share student mentoring with Dr. Bao-Hua Song and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.

He or she will evaluate incoming information in the form of experimental data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications, and will use this information to make judgments about what step(s) will next lead to progress in the project.

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.

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. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

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.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesNecessary Licenses or CertificationsProposed Hire Date12/01/2020Expected Length of Assignment12 monthsPosting Open Date10/21/2020Posting Close Date10/26/2020Special Notes to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by October 23, 2020.

Please upload the following documents with your electronic application:

1) Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Unofficial Transcripts
4) Contact Information for References
5) Research interest statement (optional)

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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  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for References
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