PostDoctoral Fellow

Job description

Position Number:

POST40

Working Title:

PostDoctoral Fellow

Division:

Academic Affairs

Department:

College of Engineering (Col)

Work Unit:

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Work Location:

Woodward

Vacancy Open To:

All Candidates

Position Designation:

Post Doc

Employment Type:

Temporary - Part-time

Hours per week:

40

Pay Rate:

Pay Rate varies

Minimum Experience/Education:

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)
A recent PhD degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering,
neuroengineering, or related fields.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::

A postdoc position is available immediately in the laboratory of Regenerative Neural Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The successful candidate will conduct research in neuroscience and neural engineering. Research topics include: Axon Regeneration, Mitochondria Trafficking, the Modulation of Neural Circuitry, and Myelination. Experience in primary neuronal cell cultures is required.

Research Interest: Axon Regeneration, Mitochondria Trafficking, and Myelination of Axons.

Experience in one or more of the following areas are desired: primary neuron culture, imaging techniques (epifluorescence, confocal) for either in vitro, and animal models.

Interested candidates should send the following in their application to apply:
▪ Cover letter describing candidate’s research accomplishments
▪ CV
▪ Two reference contacts

Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, or related fields.

Proposed Hire Date:

01/04/2021

Expected Length of Assignment:

12 months

Posting Open Date:

12/16/2020

Special Notes to Applicants:

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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Job No:
Posted: 12/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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