The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of protein misfolding and amyloid formation. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of sample preparations, and solution and solid-state NMR experiments for structural characterization of cytotoxic oligomers and fibrillar protein aggregates. Duties include:hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, 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 bio safety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training.
Approximately 90% of the postdoctoral scholar’s time will be devoted to Research.
Approximately 10% 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 People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. 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: http://www.ecu.edu/postdoctoralaffairs/
English Proficiency. Excellent written and oral communication skills. PhD in Chemistry or closely related field. Previous experience on protein solution or solid state NMR is required.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: PDS-CHEM-08-17
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Chemistry is one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. The department has 27 research and teaching faculty; it offers BS, BA and MS degrees and a PhD through participation in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences (IDPBS) and strong collaborative ties with faculty members at the Brody School of Medicine. The department has access to analytical and instrumental services via the Pharmaceutical Development Center of Excellence.
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