Postdoctoral Scholar

Job description

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Number :

PDS-BIOL-02-2021

Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Biology

Department Homepage :

http:www.ecu.edu/biology

Advertising Department :

BIOLOGY, DEPT OF

Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Postdoctoral Scholar

Working Title :

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Number of Vacancies :

1

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :

1.000

Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Salary Range:

$53,760

Position Location (City) :

Greenville

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholars

Job Category :

Postdoctoral Scholars

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. The Department of Biology (www.ecu.edu/biology) is a comprehensive department that emphasizes an integrative approach to the study of life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels
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Job Duties :

The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of cotton molecular genetics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of cotton genetics and development biology, including cultivating cotton plant and gene identification and expression prifling as well as transgenics and CRISPR/Cas genome editing. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to scientific research in the field of cotton molecular genetics. Approximately 10% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.

Minimum Education/Experience :

English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD degrees in plant biology, biotechnology or related field.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

NA

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

NA

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :

02/17/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:

02/24/2021

Initial Screening Begins :

02/24/2021

Rank Level:

Not Applicable

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/39884

AA/EOE :

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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