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Postdoc - Bioinformatics & Genomics

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Position Information
General Information
Position Number POST40
Working Title Postdoc - Bioinformatics & Genomics
Division Academic Affairs
Department Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)
Work Unit Bioinformatics and Genomics
Work Location NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Post Doc
Employment Type Temporary - Part-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday thru Friday
Pay Rate $54,000 per year
Minimum Experience/Education
Candidate must have a PhD by June 30, 2023, in ecology and evolutionary biology, computational biology, or genomics, or a related field to one of the three
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
Candidate must be familiar with morphometric analyses, R coding environment, HPLC, and phylogenetic comparative methods. Knowledge of anatomical sciences, image microscopy, mammalian biology (particularly in bats), and embryology is desirable. Demonstration of previous peer-review publications is also a strong factor.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Yohe Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher position to investigate the developmental origins of bat diversity. The project investigates craniofacial anatomy and the development of sensory systems in relation to dietary diversification. The candidate will leverage data from more than 100 soft-tissue µCT-scans of bat embryos at varying stages and of varying species to identify key structures that are important in dietary niche divergence. The postdoc will be expected to be a part of the vibrant and growing North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC.
Other Work/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.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2023
Expected Length of Assignment 12 months
Posting Open Date 01/18/2023
Posting Close Date 07/01/2023
Special Notes to Applicants
Apply online by submitting: 1) A single page outline of your dream research project inspired by the integration of your existing expertise and approaches you would like to learn, 2) CV with contacts of three references, and 3) one reprint of your most representative papers combined in a single file.
Finalists will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript.

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