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Postdoctoral Fellow; Biological Sciences

Job Description


Position Information
General Information


Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow; Biological Sciences
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 Varies
Work Schedule
Monday-Friday
Pay Rate $54,000
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.)
Strong laboratory skills are required. Background in pharmacology, immunology and mouse work is highly desirable.
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
Have already acquired a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should be able to exercise scientific judgment daily. They will evaluate incoming information through experimental data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications and use this information to make judgments about what step(s) will next lead to progress.
Duties and Responsibilities
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.
Other Work/Responsibilities
The employee will report to Drs. Ru Zhou and Pinku Mukherjee and will be a senior member of the Mukherjee Lab, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and co-mentoring students. The employee’s principal research responsibilities will be training and research as part of a funded project. The successful applicant will study the effect of immunotherapy in mouse models of cancer. This study is funded by GeoVax Inc.
Candidates for this position should have strong laboratory skills and demonstrated experience in standard biochemical and immunological techniques and be willing to learn new skills. Experience with laboratory animals is highly preferred.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 12/01/2023
Expected Length of Assignment 12 months
Posting Open Date 10/11/2023
Posting Close Date 10/10/2024
Special Notes to Applicants
Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission: 1: Cover letter, 2: Curriculum vita, 3: Contact information for references.
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.
The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

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