Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting Number S03025P Working Title Research Professional--Garg Department Vet Med Infectious Diseases About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/)College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information
Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Some nights and/or weekends may be required depending on research needs.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Information Classification Title Research Professional AD Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications
PhD preferred.Position Summary
The lab studies immunological outcomes in HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection using in vitro and animal model based approaches. The professional will work on independent and collaborative projects on understanding the mechanism of immune dysfunction in M tuberculosis infection. In vitro studies using human cells and in vivo murine models will be used to assess myeloid derived suppressor cell mediated immune suppression. The position will involve working with small rodents-vaccination, infection and performing animal procedures, as well as primary cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA/ELISPOT, mammalian cell transfections, molecular work with PCR, RT PCR, immunoblotting. Candidates with interest in mechanistic and translational studies in infectious diseases are encouraged to apply. The qualified applicant will be required to conduct research, interpret results, prepare manuscripts and aid in the preparation of grant applications.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Working knowledge of cellular, biochemical and immunological assays. Subject knowledge about host-pathogen interaction, new technologies, biochemistry, immunology.
Technical skills, critical thinking, attention to detail, independence, communication skills, fluency in English Language.
Complete task in timely manner, work independently, data analysis and interpretation, search and evaluate literature
Teamwork, time management, record keeping, motivation for research, decisiveness.Physical Demands
Sit or stand for long periods of time.Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Work on independent and collaborative projects on understanding the mechanism of immune dysfunction in M tuberculosis infection. In vitro studies using human cells and in vivo murine models will be used to assess myeloid derived suppressor cell mediated immune suppression. The position will involve working with small rodents-vaccination, infection and performing animal procedures.Percentage of time 48 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Lab maintenance to include complying with safety regulations.Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Training lab personnel.Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Mammalian cell transfections, molecular work with PCR, RT PCR, immunoblotting.Percentage of time 22 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Conduct research, interpret results, prepare manuscripts and aid in the preparation of grant applications.Percentage of time 20 Posting Specific Questions
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