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Research Specialist

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Title: Research Specialist
Position Number: 006008
Full-time or Part-time: Full Time
Department: Office of Research
Posting Number: 0401499
SHRA/EHRA: SHRA
Job Category: Professional
Hiring Range: $55,092 - $62,604
Minimum salary: 36,363
Maximum salary: 80,521
Overall Position Competency: Journey
Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The FSU Research Office guides Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) implementation of a comprehensive research agenda that I consistent with the university mission of “promoting the educational, social, cultural and economic transformation of southeastern North Carolina and beyond.” This office is responsible for increasing externally-funded and internally-funded research at FSU, increasing external funding for research and special programs, strengthening institutional support for research, and identifying appropriate areas of emphasis for research. Because of the growing presence of military installations and resources in North Carolina, the research agenda will emphasis for research and programs that meet the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense. This office reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is in the unit to which the Office of Sponsored Research and Core Facility reports. As such, this office works collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and staff throughout the university.

Description of Work Continued:

Primary Purpose of the Position

Working under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR), this full-time research specialist overseas and manages operations and maintenance of instruments at the FSU’s core facility laboratory and task identified by the employee or as assigned by the AVCR. The Research Specialist will be responsible for the supervision of the Research Associate and student employees. This position conducts materials related research relevant to Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The position will be synthesis, processing, and characterization of mechanical, physical, optical, and chemical properties of various materials.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum of Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, Biology or other related discipline

Knowledge skills and abilities:

Experienced in materials synthesis, materials characterization and variety of analytical techniques is desired.
Experienced in interdisciplinary research involving Biology and Chemistry is highly desired with at least five years, but above ten years is preferred, demonstrated and documented scholarly activities on the following area; materials research, publications with many co-authors, securing resources for conducting advanced research, and leadership in materials is required.
Outstanding writing, analytical and problem solving skills
Knowledge of principles and practices f organization, planning, records management and general administration
Ability to operate equipment. Including but not limited to materials synthesis, processing, and characterization.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, Biology or other related discipline.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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