Postdoctoral Researcher, Cardiovascular Computational Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology
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 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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. 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 assignedDEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conducts and coordinates research regarding the role played by hemodynamic forces in cardiovascular disease development
2. Tasks will consist of the design of computational models to capture the blood flow environment in different cardiovascular structures, and the design of laboratory devices subjecting biological tissue to those flow environments
3. Topics of interest include: the development of atherosclerosis under microgravity; the impact of pregnancy hemodynamics on vascular pathogenesis; and the role played by left-ventricular hemodynamics in the development of discrete subaortic stenosis
4. Lead and mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants
5. Present at conferences and publish the research results in a peer-reviewed journal
6. Assist in the development of grant proposalsRequired Qualifications MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher educationMINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
None 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
Outstanding proposal and paper writing skills
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines
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*:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering; other majors will be considered if applicable to this research area
Must have advanced knowledge of cardiovascular function, tissue structure, mechanobiology, and disease
Must have expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and fluid-structure interaction (FSI) modeling
Must have experience with computer-aided design
Previous experience with the computer-aided engineering software suites SolidWorks and ANSYS is preferred
Previous experience with the design and operation of tissue bioreactors in cardiovascular applications is preferred
Must have excellent organizational skills for developing and coordinating computational models, bioreactor design, and experiments among multiple students, researchers, and staff
Must be proficient in manuscript design and drafting with minimal guidance required, as demonstrated by a record of lead-author publications
Experience in grant-writing preferred
Must possess leadership and mentoring skills necessary to lead a team of student research assistants
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any 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.
- 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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