Center for Marine Science - Postdoctoral Scholar (Biology/Marine Biology)

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

Job posting number: #7209685

Posted: January 22, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $56,484

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024

Job Description

The Biology and Marine Biology Department at University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar to begin spring or summer of 2024. A UNCW postdoctoral scholar is a 12-month full-time temporary non-faculty position with the option for annual renewal up to 3 years.

The primary responsibility of the Postdoctoral Scholar position will focus on developing transgenic approaches in corals. The project seeks to generate new transgenic tools to study coral biology and thermal stress response. This position is fully funded for three years by a grant from the Coral Research Development Accelerator Program (CORDAP).

A background in developmental biology, genetics, or molecular biology is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will also work with collaborators, Dr. Nathan Crowe at the UNCW (research website) and Dr. Cecilia Conaco (research website) and Dr. Mike Atrigenio (research website), at the University of the Philippines.

The Warner Lab is located on UNCW’s main campus in the newly renovated Dobo Hall. The Fogarty Coral REEF lab is located at the Center for Marine Science (CMS) at UNC Wilmington, the premier marine science facility of the UNC system located 15 minutes south of UNCW’s main campus .

Interested candidates should email Jake Warner at [email protected] for more information.

We offer:
A competitive salary comparable with NIH compensation, covered research expenses, travel expenses to disseminate research, and travel to work with collaborators in the Philippines.
Opportunity to work on multidisciplinary and cutting-edge projects using multiomics.
Opportunity to access state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratory resources.

UNCW postdoctoral scholars gain important training and research experience through their relationship with the university in ways that support and fulfill the research, scholarship, and teaching missions of the institution. Upon initial appointment, postdoctoral scholars may provide oversight of research projects and personnel, project management, assistance in development and writing of proposals and manuscripts, data acquisition, higher-level interpretation of computational results and comprehensive data analysis. These activities may be carried out in both field and laboratory settings. Postdoctoral scholars will interact with a variety of academic departments, various units within Business Affairs and Academic Affairs and other UNCW departments as needed for project management.

The UNCW postdoctoral scholar will:
Have a primary faculty mentor.
Develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in coordination with their faculty mentor.
Participate in professional development programming offered through the University.

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