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Postdoctoral Researcher, Biochemistry

Employer
Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw
Closing date
Jun 18, 2021
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Postdoctoral Researcher, Biochemistry

Job ID: 228084
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.

Location
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.

Responsibilities
  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

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Engage in a leadership role on multiple projects within the laboratory
2. Pursue bench/wet-lab research in support of laboratory projects, both ongoing and envisioned
3. Develop novel techniques and technologies for these projects, as needed
4. Remain cognizant of the latest advances in this and related fields
5. Produce multiple meaningful deliverables on a timely basis
6. Create and assist in the dissemination of deliverables, written and presentation, resulting from the research
7. Assist in the training and supervision of junior (undergraduate, MS graduate) student researchers in the laboratory

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
ABILITIES
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

KNOWLEDGE
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

SKILLS
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

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES*:
  • Practical knowledge in the basic microbiology (maintenance, propagation, storage) of organisms such as Escherichia coli and Thermus thermophilus
  • Expertise with all basic molecular biology techniques (DNA preparation and analysis, enzymatic modifications, cloning, gel electrophoresis, etc.)
  • Experience with recombinant protein expression, purification, and analysis, especially in E. coli systems
  • Experience with gene regulation at the level of transcription, especially, development of in vitro transcription systems
  • Experience with assays used in the analysis of transcription (run-on, RT-qPCR, RNA-seq, etc.)
  • Experience with the analysis of protein-nucleic acid interactions (EMSA, ChIP, etc.)
  • Experience with basic bioinformatic methods and databases related to the study of genes, genetics, and genomes
  • Able to perform, maintain, troubleshoot, and train other personnel on all relevant scientific equipment
  • Able to comply with safety, purchasing and other related protocols.
  • Able to recognize problems quicky and affect their rectification
  • Responsible and professional
  • Work is performed with independence

    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. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf



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  • Organization

    Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

    KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

    Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

    Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

    kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

    The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

    As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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    In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

    Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

    Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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    Telephone
    470-578-6000
    Location
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw
    GA
    30144
    US
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