Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

Position Number:

998453

Functional Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position Type:

Post-docs

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (https://chem.uncg.edu/) features an extremely supportive and collegial environment with 15 full-time faculty and a diverse student body. We offer a BS in Biochemistry, a BA, BS, and MS in Chemistry including biochemistry options, and a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry. Our department is housed in a 170,000 square foot, $35 million state of the art science building. Excellent core instrumentation and state of the art facilities for NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry with full time support staff are available on site.

Position Summary:

The Oberlies Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a suite of projects. All of these require a passion for working with fungi, both in the mycology and chemistry labs. The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in pharmacognosy, medicinal/organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and/or natural products chemistry. While the specific skill sets are somewhat flexible, direct experience with how to isolate, measure, and/or determine the structures of secondary metabolites with NMR and/or mass spectrometry is a requirement. In addition, direct experience with the growth and propagation of fungi is highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, Medicinal/Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and or natural products chemistry or will earn a Ph.D. before hire date in Pharmacognosy, Medicinal/Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and or natural products chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy, Medicinal/Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and or natural products chemistry.

The ideal candidate will have some experience with the growth and maintenance of fungal cultures. This scientist will be familiar with some of the more common fungal growth media and have a willingness to work on fungal systematics (i.e. DNA barcoding). In addition, this scientist will have demonstrated expertise in the isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive fungal metabolites; this includes familiarity with HPLC, flash chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy instruments. In addition, direct experience with the growth and propagation of fungi is highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$47,500

Org #-Department:

Chemistry & Biochemistry - 12205

Job Open Date:

01/25/2021

For Best Consideration Date:

02/05/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:

1 year appointment with option for renewal.

Number of Months per Year:

12

FLSA:

Exempt

Percentage Of Time:

50

Key Responsibility:

Research in Mycology

Essential Tasks:

Growth, propagation, and storage of fungal cultures. Design experiments to insure proper control between treatment groups. Carry out DNA barcoding.

Percentage Of Time:

20

Key Responsibility:

Conduct Research in Natural Products Chemistry

Essential Tasks:

Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive fungal metabolites. This includes full characterization, such as the interpretation of NMR and MS data

Percentage Of Time:

20

Key Responsibility:

Conduct Research in Fungal Systematics

Essential Tasks:

Carry out DNA barcoding of fungi. This includes the isolation of DNA, PCR amplification, and analysis of Sanger sequencing results.

Percentage Of Time:

10

Key Responsibility:

Write Up Scientific Data

Essential Tasks:

Organize data, organize figures and tables, and draft the methods section; these will be for both peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and grant applications.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - FF, Eye-hand coordination, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Outside - O

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 1/27/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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