R81069 Graduate RA, Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Fellow University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Division Academic Affairs Department Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col) Work Unit Biological Sciences Work Location Biological Sciences Vacancy Open To All Candidates Position Designation Post Doc Employment Type Temporary – Part-time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule
8 hours per day per week
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:
Ph.D. in Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline. , Mol Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or related disciplines.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of a regular faculty member and Chair of the department, who serve as a mentor to the Fellow and will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden aspirations. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work to support ongoing projects in the laboratory and support additional projects and training needs of flow cytometry for the department. Opportunities to publish the results of research or scholarship during the period of appointment. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow serving the Richardson lab and providing technical support to the department’s flow cytometry equipment your main duties will include:
· Use of flow cytometry, maintain flow cytometry equipment, train new users in flow cytometry and related bioimaging fluidics-based equipment
· Analyze and interpret flow cytometry and bioimaging results and data related to projects in the lab
· Maintain stocks, resources, and equipment in Richardson lab and related equipment in the department used by Richardson labs such as autoclaves, microscopes, PCR, or sequencers, as appropriate
· Keep informed of recent advances in the field of DNA damage and repair· Conduct and supervise junior researchers in a program of investigation related to DNA damage and repair along with the principal investigator, as appropriate
· Evaluate methods and techniques used and results obtained by other researchers and to relate such evaluations appropriately to their own work
· Communicate or present research results through publication or other recognized forms of output
· Contribute to the supervision of junior researchers, as appropriate
· Maintain own continuing professional development and act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues, as appropriate
· Maintain a safe work environment, including ensuring compliance with legislation and undertaking risk assessments
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 are subject to a criminal background check.