Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Position Number: 002741
Department: Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Employment Type: Time Limited - Full-time
Months Per Year: 12
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The employee will report to Professor Reitzel and will be a senior member of Professor Reitzel’s research group, supporting projects through original research, collaboration with other team members, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to additional proposal efforts, particularly through collaborators at New York University-Abu Dhabi. The employee's principal research responsibilities will be to conduct research as part of a funded NSF project.
The successful applicant will study development, genetic diversity and gene expression in marine invertebrates in the lab of Adam Reitzel at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This work will primarily involve the collection, culturing of developmental stages, hole genome sequencing, and transcriptome analyses for the four focal taxa. This project involves a direct collaboration with Dr. John Burt’s lab (NYU-AD, UAE). The project will involve field work and wet lab work in Abu Dhabi, and thus travel is required for approximately 2 months per year. Candidates for this position will need to be dive-certified, have demonstrated experience in the sequencing, assembly, and analysis of de novo genomes, and training in the culturing of marine invertebrate embryos and larvae. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to explore independent research directions during their time that will contribute to a broader understanding of the evolution and ecology of marine invertebrates in this region.
The employee will confer with Professor Reitzel on overall research direction and strategy but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University's reputation in research. The employee will publish research results, in collaboration with Professor Reitzel, in peer-reviewed journals. The employee will share student mentoring with Professor Reitzel and will participate in departmental seminars and other professional activities.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Four-year degree + 1 year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The applicant will have already acquired a Ph.D. in Biology or related degree.
Ablility to exercise scientific judgment on a day-to-day basis.
Experience using a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out research that contributes to original knowledge and advances the University's reputation in research.
Experience with leading experiments to study the developmental biology and tolerance of embryos from various species and will have experience with the design and execute experiments, evaluating incoming information in the form of experimental data and observations, experience writing reports and manuscripts for scientific publication, and experience presenting results from research at local and international conferences.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.