Postdoctoral Researcher

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Researcher Position Number 094611 Department Biology - 250100 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in cellular/molecular biology or related field by time of the appointment, have a record of publication, and experience with collaborative research.

License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on research projects alongside and under the supervision of the principal investigators, primarily as a key member of the research team involved with the waste water testing pipeline and doing related gut microbiome research on waste water samples.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Development of waste water surveillance pipeline, data collection, and analysis.
  • Ensure that all experiments are conducted to the highest standard following the policies and procedures of Appalachian State University in a BSL2 environment.
  • Serve as a liaison between collaborating partners.
  • Participate/ assist in manuscript writing for publication and attending scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Provide training and supervision of students and junior colleagues.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
Suggested Salary Range $50,000-$60,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of professional position within a university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • List of at least 3 References with Contact Information

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Rachel Bleich.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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