Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

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Functional Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow

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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 Post-Doctoral Fellow will work on a project that uses spatial ecological theories to inform spatial prioritization of conservation efforts in threatened freshwater ecosystems (e.g., oxbow lakes). The project employs advanced simulation and statistical methods to identify key habitats for focal aquatic species and to inform conservation actions. Therefore, the postdoc should be proficient in programming, preferably in R and/or C++. The postdoc is expected to communicate his/her results through publications in scientific journals and presentations at professional meetings. Also, the postdoc is expected to organize workshops and outreach events to disseminate his/her results to the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in programming (R and/or C++) that is pertinent to spatial population modeling; excellent 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:

Time Limited

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

One year from assignment start date

Number of Months per Year:




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Essential Tasks:

The primary task is to collect data and develop simulation/statistical models.

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Essential Tasks:

Write manuscripts for publication, deliver presentations, and assist with grant/report writing.

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Communicate with collaborators, stakeholders, and citizens through outreach and/or workshop events.

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Essential Tasks:

Train and collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students in research methods, analysis, and presentation of results.

Physical Effort:

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

Work Environment:

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




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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2021
Application Due: 8/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time