Postdoctoral Scholar

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
March 02 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Vacancy #: PDS-ANAT-12-17
Recruitment Range: $$47,500
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of biomedical knowledge involving cell biology and the anatomical sciences of Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroanatomy. Through this mission, we aim to improve human health through innovative educational programs and excellence in research and scholarly activities in a dynamic and diverse learning community.

Job Duties

The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of the cell and molecular biology of spermatogenesis in the Geyer laboratory. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of a research project that involves the study of the developing testis. The project will involve investigation of the roles of retinoic acid (RA) in specification of the spermatogonial stem cell pool using both transgenic and KO animal models. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, 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 90% of the post-doctoral scholar's time will be devoted to Reproductive Research. Approximately 10% of the post-doctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • English Proficiency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ph.D. or M.D. required

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

Ph.D. or M.D. required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Research experience using mouse models to study cell, molecular, and/or developmental biology.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter 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:

Application Types Accepted

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # PDS-ANAT-12-17 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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