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Postdoc Research Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Postdoc Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range $47,000 - $56,000
Position Number 00106527
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm and weekends as needed
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 172201 - Biological Sciences
Department 172201 - Biological Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will conduct behavioral and genetic research associated with Godwin’s DARPA award focused on the potential utility of gene drives to control invasive mouse populations. The key research questions the applicant will address are whether island populations of house mice are characterized by behavioral and genetic adaptations that are likely to affect the efficacy of a gene drive approach to population control. The successful applicant will also prepare manuscripts and grants.

Other Work/Responsibilities

In addition to conducting independent research, the incumbent will help prepare manuscripts. Mentorship of students will also be an important aspect of this position.

Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills

Required qualifications include experience with rodent behavioral studies, field experience studying wild rodents, and hormone assays. Experience with technological approaches to tracking animal behavior and space use highly desirable.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

One or more years experience with technological approaches to tracking animal behavior and space use highly desirable.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions
Job Open Date 09/11/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 10/02/2017

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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Supplemental Question

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
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    • Professional Organization
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  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents