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Post Doctoral Fellow

Howard University

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Category: Physics
  • Date Posted: November 24, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description

The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.
 
BASIC FUNCTION:
Performs a combination of skilled and highly skilled procedures or analyses involving complex scientific methods or a complex series of
steps.
 
Responsible for overseeing or conducting critical parts of research projects such as complex statistical analyses or laboratory
procedures carried out with materials which may require constant monitoring for difficult to observe changes which often involves the
assay, measurement or manipulation of very small samples whose presence is not readily detected.
 
May also perform the day-to-day coordination of a research group, taking charge of the execution of
parts of a research project.

DIMENSIONS:
Indeterminate
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Internal and external contacts with a variety of researchers and faculty.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Participates in research activities including data collection, evaluation
  • and analysis for a research project.
  • Conducts complex research work and independently reviews
  • professional literature to design appropriate research methodologies,
  • techniques and procedures.
  • Assists faculty researchers, or may act in independently, in the
  • planning and designing of research projects, establishing priorities and
  • recommending schedules, time tables and costs.
  • Assists faculty researchers, or may act independently, in the
  • preparation and writing of research proposals for new funding sources.
  • Co-authors or authors researcher papers and manuscripts for
  • publication and presents them at conferences and workshops.
  • Creates, fabricates, operates, maintains, repairs and trains others in the
  • operation of research support equipment for the development of
  • research data.
  • Coordinates and/or performs computerized data reduction and analyses
  • including complex statistical computations; prepares and/or generates
  • final statistical reports using a computer and independently interprets
  • research data.
  • Performs complex statistical analyses which includes selecting
  • appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging
  • validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to
  • perform the analyses and producing written reports on the result of the
  • analysis.
  • Performs administrative functions such as procurement of laboratory
  • space, supplies and equipment; priorities and coordinates the use of
  • laboratory space and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject
  • discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis
  • and skill in their application.
  • Skill in leading, or coordinating the work of others.
  • Competence in both oral and written English to communicate in a clear
  • and concise manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work
  • relations with faculty, staff, students and customers.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or research discipline
related to the research project.
 
COVID - 19 Vaccination Information:
All newly hired faculty, staff and student employees are required to vaccinate and to have proof of vaccination(s) upon their first day of employment. Please familiarize yourself with the University’s
COVID-19 vaccination requirements and verification
policy.
 
Exemption and Waiver Information:
Medical and religious exemptions from vaccinations will be granted in accordance with federal and local law. Employees must request an exemption by completing the
COVID-19 vaccination exemption request form
.

More information on Howard University’s COVID-19 response and protocol can be found
here

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