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Postdoctoral Scholar
East Carolina University in the Greenville, North Carolina
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Date Posted 06/11/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Number PDS-REDE-12-17
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department RGH Rsrch Econ Dev Engagement Adm
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Division Research Economic Development & Engagement
Classification Title  
Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Salary Range $47,500
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholars
Job Category Postdoctoral Scholars
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement has newly created research clusters to provide expanded opportunities for colleges and units to meet newly issued research expenditure targets. These research clusters consist of Precision Medicine, Health & Chronic Disease, Health Behavior, Energy & Natural Resources, Coastal & Marine Sciences, Big Data & Analytics and STEAM Education. Biomedical Sciences & Engineering will be formed Fall 2018.

The Big Data & Analytics cluster supports all research clusters with their Economic Development programs.

Job Duties

The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the discipline of big data, analytics and data visualization. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of data harvesting, data assimilation and storage, development of data visualization for applied research and community based application. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of data, visualization and analytics using SAS and additional programs, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising data security protocols, 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.

Minimum Education/Experience

English Proficiency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PhD in a Physical Science or Engineering

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience with Complex Networks

License or Certification Required by the Department  
Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin 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:

Job Open Date 12/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date. 12/14/2017
Initial Screening Begins 12/14/2017
Rank Level Not Applicable
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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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