Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Information

General Information

Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Division Academic Affairs
Department Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)
Work Unit Bioinformatics and Genomics
Work Location Bioinformatics Building
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Post Doc
Employment Type Temporary - Part-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

8am-5pm

Pay Rate 50000/year
Minimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded or to be awarded with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
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 appointee will support and complement ongoing projects in developing computational approaches/pipelines to integrate and analyze large-scale (epi)genomic, expression and interaction data sets for scientific discovery and validation.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Candidate must have a Ph.D. in quantitative fields (including but not limited to Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Quantitative Genetics, (Bio)Statistics, Mathematics, and Physics) and have demonstrated a high level of research productivity through publication in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Extensive experiences using scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python) and statistical/mathematical toolkits (e.g. R, SAS, Matlab, Mathematica) are required. Proficiency with programming languages including C/C++/Java is highly desirable. Knowledge of machine/statistical learning and mathematical modeling techniques is preferable. As a team player working closely with cross-institutional scientists with broad areas of expertise, strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Proposed Hire Date 01/02/2018
Expected Length of Assignment 1 year
Posting Open Date 07/27/2017
Posting Close Date 12/15/2017
Special Notes to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Interest Statement