Postdoctoral Fellow

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 15790

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  • Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while insuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines; Perform a variety of experimental studies including animal behavior, cell biology and molecular biology experiments; Experiments may include, but not limited to: performing animal surgery, microinjection, behavioral testing, genotyping, western blot, real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and various microscopy and imaging techniques; Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques and, if necessary develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis
  • Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; Summarize and evaluate findings; Develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects; Present finding at scientific meetings locally, nationally and internationally
  • Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; Review articles prepared by others
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work; Advise principal investigators, other postdocs, students and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures and other technological aspects of research activities
  • Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and operate microscopes and other specialized equipment; Instruct others in operation of equipment
  • Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned
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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 7/19/2019
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