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Postdoctoral Scholar
East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina
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Date Posted December 19, 2017
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Research & Graduate Studies  

Job Title

Postdoctoral Scholar  

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Number of Vacancies


Recruitment Range
(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EHRA)

$35,000 - $47,500  

Job Description

The Technology Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program is offered by the Office of Technology Transfer for doctorally trained research scientists who are entrepreneurial, interested in learning about invention and innovation processes, technology transfer, entrepreneurism, and a willingness to advance the economic prosperity of eastern North Carolina. The Tech Transfer Postdoctoral Scholar Program offers the following training and experience opportunities. 

The Postdoctoral Scholar will receive training in various forms of intellectual property protection and will gain exposure to the field of technology transfer by attending relevant conferences, webinars and other programs such as the innovation design academy, workshops offered by the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), ECU writing and presentation skills workshops, and programs of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The Postdoctoral Scholar will also build networking skills by attending and/or representing ECU at these and other meetings. Following appropriate training, the Postdoctoral Scholar will scout new inventions on campus and learn to prepare prior art assessments and competitive market assessments of new inventions and engage in discussions with the inventor about assessment results. The Postdoctoral Scholar will serve as an advocate on campus for the innovation, invention and entrepreneurship process and will help educate the campus community about processes and available resources. The Postdoctoral Scholar will facilitate management of ECU Patent Committee meetings. The Postdoctoral Scholar may also be called upon to perform other duties as necessary. 

Postdoctoral 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 10% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to instructional activities. 
Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to experiential activities.  

Minimum Qualifications

English Proficiency 
Excellent written and oral communication skills 
PhD in a STEM discipline  

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience supporting an academic technology transfer office.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. 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: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/  

Additional Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.  

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ECU Statement

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 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 for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.  

Rank Level

Not Applicable  

Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Date Initial Screening Begins


Job Category

Postdoctoral Scholars  



Applicant Pool

All Applicants  

Required Applicant Documents

Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
List of References (including contact information)  



Application Types Accepted

Candidate Profile (EHRA only)  

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