Research Specialist

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Position Title: Research Specialist

Position Number: 006008

Full-time or Part-time: Full Time

Department: Office of Research

Posting Number: 0401710


Job Category: Professional

Hiring Range: $58,088 - $64,543

Minimum salary: $36,363

Maximum salary: $82,729

Overall Position Competency: Advanced

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Please note: This is a time-limited position.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The FSU Research Office guides Fayetteville State University's (FSU) implementation of a comprehensive research agenda that I consistent with the university mission of "promoting the educational, social, cultural and economic transformation of southeastern North Carolina and beyond." This office is responsible for increasing externally-funded and internally-funded research at FSU, increasing external funding for research and special programs, strengthening institutional support for research, and identifying appropriate areas of emphasis for research. Because of the growing presence of military installations and resources in North Carolina, the research agenda will emphasis for research and programs that meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense. This office reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is in the unit to which the Office of Sponsored Research and Core Facility reports. As such, this office works collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and staff throughout the university.

Description of Work Continued:
Primary Purpose of the Position:

Working under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR), this full-time research specialist overseas and manages operations and maintenance of instruments at the FSU's core facility laboratory and task identified by the employee or as assigned by the AVCR. The Research Specialist will be responsible for the supervision of the Research Associate and student employees. This position conducts materials related research relevant to Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The position will be synthesis, processing, and characterization of mechanical, physical, optical, and chemical properties of various materials.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be
received from appropriately accredited institutions

Knowledge skills and abilities:
Experienced in materials synthesis, materials characterization and variety of analytical techniques is desired.
Experienced in interdisciplinary research involving Biology and Chemistry is highly desired with at least five years, but above ten years is preferred, demonstrated and documented scholarly activities on the following area; materials research, publications with many co-authors, securing resources for conducting advanced research, and leadership in materials is required.
Outstanding writing, analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration
Ability to operate equipment. Including but not limited to materials synthesis, processing, and characterization.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of a Master's degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, Biology or other related discipline with 5 years' experience; or Doctor's degree and 2 years' experience.

Closing Date: 07/26/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral/Professional/PhD
  2. What was your field of study?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you possess at least five years of interdisciplinary research involving Biology and Chemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe any demonstrated and document scholarly activities in the following areas; materials research and publications with many co-authors.
    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Transcripts

EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veterans Statement:
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.





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Posted: 7/6/2018
Application Due: 7/27/2018
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