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  • Post Doctoral Fellow-Center for Selective C–H Functionalization

    Job Number
    27353
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    Emory College
    Department
    ECAS: Chemistry
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    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.

    Additional Details

    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

    • Assist CCHF leadership in the development, implementation, tracking, and reporting of the CCHF Outreach, Education and Diversity (EOD) programming.
    • Provide support on the design, implementation and review of the assessment and evaluation of CCHF programs.
    • Support efforts to ensure that all CCHF programming operates within the funding guidelines and meets program goals.
    • Develop a strong collaborative relationship with CCHF students, postdocs and faculty, supporting the cooperative atmosphere.
    • Co-author reports, manuscripts and presentations using CCHF program results.
    • Other duties as specified by supervisor.

     

    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.

     

    Knowledge:

    • Experience in education and outreach programming.
    • Demonstrate experience and understanding of informal science education.
    • Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or science writing for public audiences of diverse background and knowledge levels; advanced understanding of English grammar and proofreading preferred.
    • Understanding of, and experience with designing and implementing program assessments and evaluations, and providing feedback on evaluation design and deliverable.
    • Background working as part of a large, dispersed team, with demonstrated abilities to communicate effectively is beneficial.

     

    Combinations of degree and experience will be considered in assessing successful candidates.

     

    Skills:

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, written and analysis skills and demonstrated ability to present effectively to small, moderate and large-sized groups.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team on open ended projects without defined deadlines.
    • Develop work plans and timelines for small and moderate-sized projects.
    • Interact, collaborate, plan and effectively communicate with individuals from multiple locations and disciplines with varied levels of technical expertise.
    • Ability to multitask, successfully handling multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office® products to produce reports and presentations is required.
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud®, or equivalent, for the preparation of outreach materials is preferred.
    • Experience with Web-based CMS systems, such as WordPress®, is preferred.
    • Experience with survey data-collection platforms, such as Qualtrics®, is preferred.

    Physical Demands:

    • Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment.
    • Some travel is anticipated to facilitate events and collaborate.
    • Some work in the evenings and weekends is anticipated, such as hosting evening events or participating in science festivals.

    Some physical effort is required in transport of materials to events.

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