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.
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.)
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The Plant Ecological Genomics Lab at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in plant molecular genetics and/or genome biology. The primary responsibility of the postdoc will be to identify alleles resistant to soybean cyst nematode in wild soybeans, using genomic and genetic approaches.
Specific responsibilities include soybean cyst nematode resistance screening, association analyses, gene cloning, plasmid design, soybean hairy root transformation, and genome editing. The candidate is required to analyze and interpret data, prepare manuscripts, and supervise students and other members on the team. The successful applicant will be committed to rigorous application of the scientific methods for genetic discoveries and have strong communication skills (written and oral). This position is supported by NSF for multiple years.
Required Job Qualifications
PhD in Plant Biology, Genetics, or related field
Demonstrated expertise in molecular genetics skills
Demonstrated expertise in rigor application of scientific methods
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
Preferred Job Qualifications
Demonstrated expertise in soybean molecular genetics;
Demonstrated experience in soybean cyst nematode resistance screening;
Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and/or genomic analyses
· Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and/or genomic analyses
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