Post Doctoral Research Associate- Mousa

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Posting NumberG/R03493PWorking TitlePost Doctoral Research Associate- MousaDepartmentVet Med Vaccines & Immunology CtrAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date07/01/2019Posting Date06/14/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EOO Statement

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.

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Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

The Mousa Laboratory at the University of Georgia (UGA) Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) https://vet.uga.edu/cvi in Athens, GA is seeking a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to drive forward a research project focused on antibody-antigen interactions. This is a multidisciplinary project with enormous training opportunity in human immunology, virology, and structural biology, including X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. The Mousa Laboratory studies monoclonal antibodies from humans, mice, and nonhuman primates as therapeutics and to inform vaccine design. The project will focus on the isolation of antibodies, and the immunological and structural characterization of antibody interactions with Pneumovirus and Paramyxoviruses. The postdoctoral fellow also has the opportunity to design protein vaccine constructs informed by structural data and to examine the experimental vaccines in mice and nonhuman primates directly or collaboratively.

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PhD

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Position involves frequent movement to various places, occasionally involving operating heavy equipment. The position will require extensive use of a biosafety cabinet and sitting in place for long periods of time. Lifting up to 50 lbs.

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