Post Doctoral Fellow - Plant Space Biology

Job description

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow - Plant Space Biology

Position Type:


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 and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology teaches biological concepts and research methods to biology and medical technology majors and prepares them for professional careers and/or advanced study. We also introduce non-biology majors to basic biological knowledge and its applications to our society. We prepare graduate students for professional careers and/or further graduate study. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we increase society’s knowledge of living organisms and their environments and we enhance our students’ technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological society. We apply our skills by serving the University, our profession, and the larger community.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for ground-based and post-flight experiments related to a project performed on the International Space Station. The person may need to travel to NASA sites for flight activities. Image analysis of growth and development, as well as genomic studies, will also be performed. Participation in the supervision of undergraduate students is expected. She/he will also participate in writing reports and manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Plant Biology or related field, or will earn a PhD before the hire date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bioinformatics, plant physiology, and gravitational and space biology experience. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong analytic, writing, and oral communication skills.

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:


Org #-Department:

Biology - 12204

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


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


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Research and Development

Essential Tasks:

Responsible for ground-based and post-flight experiments related to a project performed on the International Space Station.
Travel to NASA sites for flight activities.
Image analysis of growth and development as well as genomic studies.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Student Training/Co-supervision

Essential Tasks:

Coordinate the lab activities.
Assist other lab members with their research activities.
Teach guest lectures and give seminar talks whenever necessary.
Oversee undergraduate student’s research and technical problems.
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students indirectly.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - C, Holding - C, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - O, Reaching - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - F, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - F, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - F, Ventilation ConditionsGases - F




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 2/7/2021
Application Due: 3/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time