Postdoctoral Researcher (SCM)

Job description

Postdoctoral Researcher (SCM)

Job ID: 226231
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The 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. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

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.

Please Note: 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
  9. Responsible for teaching qualified courses and may include lecture and/or laboratory components, as assigned

1. Science experiments:
Transformation of E. coli with DNA; transfection of Trypanosoma brucei; electron microscopy of trypanosomes; fluorescence microscopy; flow cytometry analysis of cell cycle; proteomic analysis of trypanosomes; purification of proteins; molecular pharmacology; test efficacy of drugs in mouse model of human African trypanosomiasis; chemical biology; modes of drug action
2. Supervision of students to perform some of the tasks described above
3. Ordering lab supplies and mice for work in vivarium
4. Maintaining laboratory: Organize scheduled “wipe tests” for radioactivity use. As needed, arrange upgrade of equipment for high throughput proliferation assays of trypanosomes

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

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

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

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.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2033
Work Type: Full Time