Microscope Facilities Manager Academic Professional

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Microscope Facilities Manager Academic Professional—Search #67506
College of Science and Mathematics / Biology – Statesboro Campus

The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Microscope Facilities Manager Academic Professional. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Biology located on the Statesboro campus consists of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who excel at providing transformative experiences to students. Our faculty are highly committed to engaging students in academic and research pursuits in and out of the classroom. Our faculty and students thrive as life-long learners in the incredible natural research setting of South Georgia, which includes the coastal plain, sea islands and estuaries in and around the communities of Savannah, Statesboro and Hinesville. The Department of Biology is housed in three buildings, including the new 158,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, this position will provide support in the enabling of research and maintenance and supervision of specialized science equipment specific to the assigned area of study in both Biology and Chemistry, as a shared appointment. Equipment includes two JEOL scanning electron microscopes and a ZEISS multiphoton confocal microscope with Airyscan. Position will also provide support in maintaining departmental inventory and laboratory safety. Other duties as assigned by department chair. The position is an academic 12-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned master's degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related field by December 31, 2017
• Three or more years of work related experience in the field of microscopy including but not limited to confocal microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, live imaging, scanning and transmission electron microscopy
• Ability to work with other University scientists to offer annual workshops and training programs for students and faculty highlighting existing and new microscopy instrumentation and technology

Preferred Qualifications:
• Background in scientific/laboratory management
• Knowledge of funded research administrative procedures
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office applications

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is April 15, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and, three letters of reference. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Letters of recommendation in PDF format should be sent separately via email to the search chair. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Vinoth Sittaramane, Search Chair, Search #67506
Department of Biology
Statesboro Campus
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-5964

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/biology/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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Posted: 1/29/2018
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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