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Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science - Quantum Networks and Optimization

Company: Kennesaw State University
Location: Marietta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.

Location

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Researchers support teams of KSU faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate students), which engage with external collaborators from other universities, community members, government agencies, and/or private sector entities to stimulate innovation, capacity-building, and sustainability of research and scholarly activity at KSU.

Responsibilities

-Plans and executes experimental activities, data analyses, submission of reports or of manuscripts to peer-reviewed publications, and/or attendance and presentation of research findings at appropriate venues of dissemination.

-Develops and contributes to new ideas for research proposals and directions within the research group.

-Develops an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with faculty mentor

-Generates revenue by securing grants and participates in departmental and institutional career development programs, such as grant writing workshops

-Prepares project budget and ensures funded project operates within budget guidelines

-Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with institutional policies, and federal, state and local regulations

-Establishes working relationships and cooperative arrangements with internal and external partners

-Engages in research and publication

-Responsible for teaching qualified courses and may include lecture and/or laboratory components, as assigned

-Leads research projects to obtain primary results and complete fundamental research tasks on the topic of quantum networks, and extending the results to build high-quality publications and external grant proposals.

-Mentors graduate students and writes required reports

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads research projects to obtain primary results and complete fundamental research tasks on the topic of quantum networks, and extending the results to build high-quality publications and external grant proposals.
  • Mentors graduate students and writes required reports

    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

    Published high-quality research papers in leading academic journals and conferences

    Preferred Qualifications

    -Published high-quality research papers in leading academic journals and conferences

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    ABILITIES
    Able to handle multiple tasks or projects simultaneously to meet assigned deadlines

    KNOWLEDGE
    Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research on a team of faculty and students with the ability to meet deliverables and milestones
    Demonstrated creative and proactive approach towards problem solving
    Knowledge of and experience in general analytical methods development and good analytical practices
    Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field

    SKILLS
    Outstanding proposal and paper writing skills
    Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem-solving, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management, and presentation skills
    Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
    Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
    Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    A solid background in network systems, especially network communications

    Mathematical background for solving optimization problems in network systems (e.g., solving NP-hard or NP-complete problems with approximation algorithms)

    Proficient with network simulators (e.g., ns3, NetSquid)

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information

    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position has financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check

  • Standard Enhanced + Education Verification
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

    https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf

Keywords: Kennesaw State University, Marietta , Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science - Quantum Networks and Optimization, IT / Software / Systems , Marietta, Georgia

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