Post Doctoral Fellow

Job description

Position Number:


Working Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow


Academic Affairs


Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)

Work Unit:

Biological Sciences

Work Location:

Biological Sciences

Vacancy Open To:

All Candidates

Position Designation:

Post Doc

Employment Type:

Temporary - Part-time

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

8 hours per day per week

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.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::

•Ph. D in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
•Experience with general molecular techniques such as Western Blotting, DNA cloning, co-immunoprecipitation, and technologies used to understand phosphorylation events in cells.
•Must have experience with budding yeast including gene deletion, transformation, protein expression, and purification from yeast.
•Detailed understanding of either cell cycle, DNA damage response/MAPK signaling in yeast cells.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

  • the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. in Biology, related disciplines including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or Cell Biology.
  • 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. Andrew Truman

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Truman laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte employs a range of molecular technologies including mass spectrometry, CRISPR-genome engineering and high-throughput screening to study the interplay between the Hsp70 molecular chaperone and cell signaling (please visit:

The employee will report to Dr. Andrew Truman and will be a senior member of Truman’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 will confer with Dr. Andrew Truman 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 collaboration with Dr. Andrew Truman in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Dr. Andrew Truman and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.

Other Work/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.

Proposed Hire Date:


Expected Length of Assignment:

12 months

Posting Open Date:


Special Notes to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by March 19, 2021.

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 and required to provide an official transcript.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/25/2021
Application Due: 4/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time