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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Forensic Science

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Criminal Justice

Job Details

Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Forensic Science

Requisition:

202400072F

Rank:

Post-Doctoral Fellow

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College:

College of Criminal Justice

Department:

Dept of Forensic Science

Open Date:

05/21/2024

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/39156

Contact Name:

Sheree Hughes

Title:

Chair
Department of Forensic Science
SHSU, Box 2525
Huntsville, TX 77341-2525

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-2608

Contact Email:

sheree.hughes@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Forensic Science is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research, mentor students, and provide instructional support. The individual selected for the position will report directly to the department chair and will work closely with faculty and graduate students in the department. The fellow is expected to attend all department meetings and events, including faculty meetings.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Candidates must have a B.S. in forensic chemistry, chemistry or analytical chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, health sciences, or forensic science and a Ph.D. in forensic science, chemistry, analytical chemistry, biology, genetics, biomedical or health sciences.

Experience Required for the Position:

The successful candidate shall have a proven record with respect to analytical research, method development, scientific writing, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at scientific meetings. Experience in an analytical chemistry, molecular biology, forensic chemistry or forensic biology laboratory is required. The candidate(s) shall be familiar with modern instrumental techniques in theory, operation, and troubleshooting.

A successful forensic chemistry candidate will have working experience with instrumentation including but not limited to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), and liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS),automated DNA extraction systems, liquid handling platforms, quantitative real-time PCR systems, thermal cyclers, capillary electrophoresis genetic analyzer, and next generation sequencing systems.

Prior employment in forensic science, teaching experience, training and familiarity with a learning management system (e.g., Blackboard) is highly desired. The successful candidate shall have a strong desire to mentor students and actively participate in grantsmanship, instructional delivery, and academic programming.

Other Requirements for the Position:

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is a continuing one-year assignment.

Special Instructions Summary:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online andshould include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references. Letters of reference can be submitted to Dr. Sheree Hughes at sheree.hughes@shsu.edu.

Review of materials will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the search is completed.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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