The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of Bioenergetics. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of assays of carbohydrate metabolism in primary human skeletal muscle cell cultures, processing the samples after the muscle biopsies, organizing data and communicating with other sites within the consortium. Duties include: performing biochemical assays, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. 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 95% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to organizing and performing experiments on the human primary cell cultures. Approximately 5% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.
Special Instructions To Application:
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. As part of screening process, the references provided may be contacted. Two to Three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check and proper documentation of identity and employability are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to: Lee Gaylord, ECU Rivers West 238, Greenville NC 27858. 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: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
English Proficiency, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, PhD degree (obtained or pending in next 6 months).
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: PDS-KINE-10-20
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Kinesiology offers seven academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Kinesiology and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science. All of our programs are fully accredited.
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