Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Posting NumberG/R05301PWorking TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateDepartmentResearch Molecular Medicine AdminAbout 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 ( 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 Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date09/01/2019Posting Date08/16/2019Closing 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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Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.

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

The postdoctoral research associate will work on a new project to identify and study the function of ligands for the nuclear hormone receptors NR2F1/2 and NR4A1. This project is a joint project between Dr. Ivanova and Dr. Fabio Santori (Yale University). We have recently identified ligands for the Nuclear Hormone Receptors NR2F1 and NR2F2 and are currently working on the identification of ligands for NR4A1. These receptors play a fundamental role in the differentiation of cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells from human embryonic stem cells. The candidate will be leading efforts to define the mechanism of action of the metabolic pathway that regulate NR2F2 ligand synthesis using genetic, biochemical and bioinformatics approaches including human embryonic stem cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, metabolomics, RNA-seq, mass-spectrometry and animal studies. The candidate will be expected to prepare oral and written reports, write manuscripts and maintain detailed records of the research. The candidate will travel to one relevant scientific meeting per year to present the results to a broader research community.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in genetics, biochemistry, biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with human embryonic stem cell culture, genome engineering, genomics and/or purification of protein complexes. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is the ability to work in a collaborative scientific environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 20 lbs and carrying up to 20 lbs. Normal for laboratory work.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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      Posted: 8/27/2019
      Application Due: 10/26/2019
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