Postdoctoral Research Scholar

North Carolina State University

United States

June 6, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number PG190700PD

Position Number 00108063 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt

Departmental Information

Department ID 150301 - Forest Biomaterials

Department 150301 - Forest Biomaterials Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Position Information

Position Overview

Essential Job Duties

The person will lead research in the development and characterization of sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable bioproducts. The person will need to do literature reviews, design experiments, conduct experiments, analyze the results, communicate the results in oral and verbal presentations, and write peer reviewed papers on the project. They will need to be skilled in a chemical, chemical engineering or related lab. The person will need to manage a lab safely and mentor students. Additionally, this person will manage a USDA grant that is mainly extension. The person will research, design, and develop bioeconomy related experiments suitable for teaching purposes. The person will also be in charge of managing the project overall, making sure the deliverables are met.

Duties and Responsibilities Must be able to perform research in a chemistry/materials science lab. Must be able to manage a program involved in extension in order to teach the bioeconomy. Design experiments, perform biodegradation experiments, and perform chemical modifications of biomass. Perform chemical and physical characterization of raw materials and final products. Must be able to write reports. Must be able to develop scientific experiments for teaching and outreach. Must be able to communicate results. Must be able to create and present powerpoint presentations, create written reports, and create peer reviewed papers. Must be able to contribute to writing research proposals. Must be able to manage a lab and students.Must be able to lead effort to keep lab well-stocked, clean and safe. Must be able to mentor students, assisting them in designing experiments and analyzing results. Must be able to train students on techniques in the lab.

Other Work/Responsibilities

N/A

Requirements and Preferences

Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Department Required Skills

N/A

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Experience in biomass characterization, processing, and product development or in biodegradation experimentation. Experience in textiles, paper, or agriculturally related science fields. Experience in teaching.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No

Recruitment

Recruitment Details

Anticipated Hiring Range $48,000-50,000

If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many

Recruitment Dates

Job Open Date 05/06/2022

Applicant Information

Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/162785

AA/EEO

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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