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Postdoctoral Researcher-SCM

Kennesaw State University
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Other Education Faculty
Postdoctoral Researcher-SCM

Job ID: 246461
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning?

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and one of the largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe.

We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission!

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Postdoctoral Researchers support teams of KSU faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate students), which engage with external collaborators from other universities, community members, government agencies, and/or private sector entities to stimulate innovation, capacity-building, and sustainability of research and scholarly activity at KSU.

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.

1. Plans and executes experimental activities, data analyses, submission of reports or of manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications, and/or attendance and presentation of research findings at appropriate venues of dissemination.

2. Develops and contributes to new ideas for research proposals and directions within the research group.

3. Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with faculty mentor

4. Generates revenue by securing grants and participates in departmental and institutional career development programs, such as grant writing workshops

5. Prepares project budget and ensures funded project operates within budget guidelines

6. Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state and local regulations

7. Establishes working relationships and cooperative arrangements with internal and external partners

8. Engages in research and publication

1. Preparation of target organic compounds, organometallic species, and transition metal complexes
2. Characterization of the target compounds using spectroscopic techniques (NMR, IR, fluorescence, UV-Vis, melting points, etc.
3. Supervising undergraduate and graduate research students
4. Analyzing experimental data
5. Manuscript and grant proposal preparation
6. Cleaning laboratory glassware, assistance in maintaining laboratory equipment (magnetic stirrer/hotplates, oil pumps, rotary evaporator, analytical balances, glovebox, etc.

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Refer to the College's Postdoctoral project addendum

Proposed Salary
The budget for this position is $42,000


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research on a team of faculty and students with the ability to meet deliverables and milestones
  • Demonstrated creative and proactive approach towards problem solving
  • Knowledge of and experience in general analytical methods development and good analytical practices
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
  • Able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines
  • Outstanding proposal and paper writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
  • Refer to the department specific Research Addendum for additional KSA information
    Refer to the department specific Research Addendum for additional KSA information

    This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position has financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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