Postdoctoral Fellow; Bioinformatics & Genomics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow; Bioinformatics & Genomics Division Academic Affairs Department Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col) Work Unit Bioinformatics and Genomics Work Location NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC Vacancy Open To All Candidates Position Designation Post Doc Employment Type Temporary – Part-time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule
Monday through Friday
Pay Rate Pay Rate varies Minimum Experience/Education
Some experience with bioinformatic analysis of genome sequence data and knowledge of programming is essential. 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: Duties and Responsibilities
The postdoc will help progress the ongoing research in the laboratory on the functional and evolutionary role of codon usage and tRNA dynamics in fungi. The primary data analysis will be conducted on a novel dataset of over 1,000 budding yeast genomes. Additional work will include but is not limited to analysis of fungal additional genomes, growth of fungi in the laboratory and generation and analysis of -omics data. The postdoc will also work with the PI to develop aspects of the project that will support the postdoc’s future independent research. Finally, the postdoc will be an active member of the laboratory which includes responsibilities such as attending lab meetings, mentoring graduate students, and maintaining a positive and productive lab environment.
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.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications Proposed Hire Date 12/01/2022 Expected Length of Assignment 12 months Posting Open Date 08/03/2022 Posting Close Date 08/01/2023 Special Notes to Applicants
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.