JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The Center for Selective C–H Functionalization (CCHF) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center for Chemical Innovation. The Center encompasses members from 22 research groups located at 15 different academic institutions across the United States. The CCHF seeks a professional with education and outreach experience and skills to collaborate with CCHF colleagues and stakeholders in the development and implementation of our Center’s program portfolio.
This position will be based at Emory University, but will entail coordinating efforts across the CCHF with some expectations of travel to events and other CCHF locations. The position will report to the CCHF Managing Director, and will involve working as part of the CCHF administrative team to support the operations of the Center’s broader impact efforts in innovation, education, outreach and broadening participation. The initial appointment will be for one year, with consideration for a continued position upon mutual agreement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each of the duties above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Combinations of degree and experience will be considered in assessing successful candidates.
Some physical effort is required in transport of materials to events.