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Post Doctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, Indiana
 
 
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Date Posted 04/08/2022
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Position Number 998331
Functional Title Post Doctoral Fellow
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 uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram .
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The UNCG Department of Biology endeavors toward excellence in conducting research and teaching biological concepts and skills to biology majors and graduate students, to prepare them for professional careers and more advanced study. We introduce non-biology majors to the foundations and applications of biology. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we contribute to an increase society’s knowledge across the broad spectrum of biology. We train doctoral students in Environmental Health Science, a complex and rapidly changing discipline. Through laboratory training and directed research experiences, we enhance our students’ technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological world. Our leadership in scientific innovation and discovery serves our students, profession, and our local and global communities.
Position Summary
The Biology Department has a mission to generate new knowledge through research that impacts sub‐disciplines of biology. The position is dedicated to conducting research on how mercury biogeochemistry responds to different silvicultural practices aimed at restoring Longleaf Pine ecosystems. This is a100% grant-funded position for at least 6 months. There are three grants: one from NSF; one from USDA; and one from the US Dept. of Energy. All three grants are connected in examining the biogeochemistry of mercury, and its relation to environmental factors and other variables (e.g., soil organic matter) as related to silvicultural techniques to restore Longleaf Pine ecosystems. The successful candidate will work independently and will be a part of the leadership team with faculty from the US Forest Service, Clemson University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The successful candidate will oversee the collection, processing, and analyzing soil, water, and insect samples for total and methyl mercury. The candidate will also analyze the data collected and draft papers and presentations to be shared at national and/or international meetings where work on biogeochemistry of mercury in forest ecosystems or changes in biogeochemistry due to different silvicultural practices are relevant. The candidate will supervise at least one undergraduate student and also be in charge of the laboratory including lab safety and will also have responsibility to ensure that the necessary laboratory supplies and chemicals are available in the lab and disposed of properly. The candidate may also need to make a few overnight trips to the Santee Experimental Forest to collect samples, assist with sensor placement or collection of data, and interact with team members. This position is absolutely critical for UNCG to meet the expectations and deliverables of the granting agencies.
Minimum Qualifications
1. P.h.D. required in Environmental Health Sciences, Toxicology, Biogeochemistry
2. Demonstrated experience in the measurement of total and methyl mercury in soil, water, and insect samples.
3. Demonstrated experience in sample collection and processing of soil, water, and insect samples collected in forest ecosystems for chemical analyses
4. Demonstrated experience in working with environmental sensors in a forest ecosystem
5. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and also a member of the team
Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
Preferred Qualifications
1. P.h.D. required in Environmental Health Sciences, Toxicology, Biogeochemistry
2. Demonstrated experience in the measurement of total and methyl mercury in soil, water and insect samples.
3. Demonstrated experience in sample collection and processing of soil, water and insect samples collected in forest ecosystems for chemical analyses
4. Demonstrated experience in working with environmental sensors in a forest ecosystem
5. Demonstrated ability to work both independently but also a member of the team
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • List of References

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 $43,217 – $50,649
Org #-Department Biology - 12204
Job Open Date 04/06/2022
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.
12/31/2022 This position is time-limited with the possibility of renewal based on grant funding
Number of Months per Year 12
FLSA Exempt

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