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Post-Doctoral - Bioinformatics

Company: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Details

Position Number 998474 Functional Title Post-Doctoral - Bioinformatics Position Type Post-docs Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology teaches biological concepts and research methods to biology and medical technology majors and prepares them for professional careers and/or advanced study. We also introduce non-biology majors to basic biological knowledge and its applications to our society. We prepare graduate students for professional careers and/or further graduate study. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we increase society's knowledge of living organisms and their environments and we enhance our students' technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological society. We apply our skills by serving the University, our profession, and the larger community.

Position Summary

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work on an NIH-funded project which aims to characterize the impact of homologous recombination on microbial evolution. Other components of the project include the characterization of adaptive versus neutral processes on the evolution of microbes and the evolution of pan genomes. The project is exclusively computational. Thus, the candidate must be proficient in programming, preferably in Python. Some of the desired skills and areas of expertise include bioinformatics, evolution, population genomics, microbiology, machine learning, and metagenomics.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, or related fields, with background and technical experience in computational biology and genomics.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in programming, preferably in Python.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

* Resume * Cover Letter * List of References * Research Statement

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

* Name * Company Name * Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. * Email Address * Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience Org #-Department Biology - 12204 Job Open Date 08/07/2020 For Best Consideration Date Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Time Limited If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.

1 year after start date

Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities


Percentage Of Time 65 Key Responsibility

Research and Development

Essential Tasks

Conduct research on bacterial evolution. Develop and implement methods to analyze recombination rates in bacteria.

Percentage Of Time 25 Key Responsibility


Essential Tasks

Write manuscripts, deliver presentations, and assist with grant writing.

Percentage Of Time 10 Key Responsibility


Essential Tasks

Train and collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students in research methods, analysis, and presentation of results.

ADA Checklist

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - C, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - O, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - C, Vision-Visual inspection - C, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Reaching - O Work Environment Driving - Car/Truck - F, Driving - Standar/Automatic - F, Night/Dark - O, Extreme temperatures - O, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - F, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - O, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - O, Ventilation ConditionsGases - O, Overtime - O

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV * Reference Letter 1 * Reference Letter 2 * Research Statement

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying: * UNCGjobsearch Website * Greensboro News & Record * Carolina Peacemaker * Other Newspaper * The Chronicle of Higher Education * Inside Higher Ed * Other Professional Journal * * UNC System Job Board * Other Online Job Board * Personal Networking * Other

* If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

(Open Ended Question)

* * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship? * Yes * No

Keywords: University of North Carolina Greensboro, Fort Collins , Post-Doctoral - Bioinformatics, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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