Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Greenville, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime

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Postdoctoral Scholar  
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(Commensurate with qualifications for faculty and non-faculty EHRA)

$43,500 - TBD  
Job Description
The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of neuroscience and pain. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of a grant-funded project that will explore the use novel pharmacological approaches to suggest effective therapies for neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, supervising of research technicians, undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, performing surgeries and behavioral testing in rodents, supervising experimental procedures, 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 95% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to planning and carrying out data collection and analysis, as well as compiling results into publications.
Approximately 5% 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.
Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidates must have a PhD and a publication record demonstrating expertise in one or more of the following areas: spinal cord injury/animal surgery, protein expression, intracellular signaling manipulation, pain neurobiology or assessment of pain behaviors in animal models. The selected candidate will be proficient in English and have excellent written and oral communication skills.  
Preferred Education and Experience
Familiarity with cell signaling related to the opioid and dopamine systems.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at:  
Additional Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.  
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Resume / Curriculum Vitae
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