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Postdoctoral Scholar

East Carolina University
Job Location:
Greenville, 27858
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Job Duties:
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of biology of spirochetes. The lab uses Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira spp. as the model organisms to study structure-function relationships of proteins important for gene regulation, mechanism of bacterial transmission from ticks to mice, host-pathogen interactions, periplasmic flagellar biosynthesis, assembly, and regulation, and cyclic-di-GMP signaling system ( ). Duties include hypothesis and protocol development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, supervision of undergraduate, graduate students, and new laboratory staff, 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 biosafety, 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:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae

Letter of Interest

List of Three References (noting contact information)

Minimum Education/Experience:
English Proficiency

Excellent written and oral communication skills


Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: PDS-MCBI-04-24

Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a distinguished research and teaching facility of East Carolina University School of Medicine consisting of approximately 50 people. This department provides an academic base for teacher-scientists employed by the School of Medicine at East Carolina University in the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, and other related disciplines. The department provides instruction to medical students and dental students and provides instruction, guidance, and research experience to Ph.D. and M.S. students seeking degrees in microbiology and immunology. The department also offers a postdoctoral research training program. The department supports an array of faculty-directed research programs of which many are supported by extramural grants and/or contracts. The department provides service to the school, university, state, nation, and to the profession by activities of faculty members on committees, study sections, in professional organizations, as consultants, and through other activities.

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