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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Forensic Science (2 positions)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/22/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of Forensic Science

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300071F

Usual duties:

The Department of Forensic Science is seeking to hire Post-Doctoral Fellow(s). The successful candidate(s) 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.

Degree Requirements:

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 Requirements:

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).

A successful forensic biology candidate will have working experience with instrumentation including but not limited to 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.

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.

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1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...