East Carolina University
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Number PDS-KINE-06-22 Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department AAH Kinesiology Department Homepage https: // hhp.ecu.edu/kine/ Advertising Department HLTH/HUMAN PERF,COLLEGE OF Division Academic Affairs Classification Title Postdoctoral Scholar Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar Number of Vacancies 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Full Time or Part Time Full Time Salary Range $54,840 – $66,600 Position Location (City) Greenville Position Type Postdoctoral Scholars Job Category Postdoctoral Scholars Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Kinesiology offers seven academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Kinesiology and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science. All of our programs are fully accredited.
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of Bioenergetics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of assays of carbohydrate metabolism in primary human skeletal muscle cell cultures, processing the samples after the muscle biopsies, organizing data and communicating with other sites within the consortium. Duties include: performing biochemical assays, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, 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 95% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to organizing and performing experiments on the human primary cell cultures. Approximately 5% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to managing the day-today activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
English Proficiency, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, PhD degree (obtained or pending in next 6 months).
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Experience in performing biochemical assays of carbohydrate metabolism using radioisotopes. Experience with techniques such as western blots. Organizing and analyzing data. Quality control for the experiments performed.
License or Certification Required by the Department 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. As part of screening process, the references provided may be contacted. Two to Three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check and proper documentation of identity and employability are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to: Annette Alligood, ECU Rivers West 238, Greenville NC 27858. 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 06/07/2022 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. 06/14/2022 Initial Screening Begins 06/15/2022 Rank Level Not Applicable Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/52241 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 ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.
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.
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