Post Doctoral Fellow

Job description

Position Number:

POST40

Working Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow

Division:

Academic Affairs

Department:

Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)

Work Unit:

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Work Location:

Bioinformatics Building

Vacancy Open To:

All Candidates

Position Designation:

Post Doc

Employment Type:

Temporary - Part-time

Hours per week:

40

Work Schedule:

8 to 5

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::

The employee should hold a Ph.D. in bioinformatics and computational biology.
The employee is expected to have extensive experience in algorithm and tool development for human genome sequence analysis.

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.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be to develop algorithms for predicting and analyzing cis-regularory sequences in the human, mouse, fruit fly, worm genomes. The employee will confer with Professor Su 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 Professor Su, in recognized journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Professor Su and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities as assigned.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

PhD in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Proposed Hire Date:

02/25/2021

Expected Length of Assignment:

12 months

Posting Open Date:

02/22/2021

Posting Close Date:

02/27/2021

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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