Assistant Research Scientist-Ross

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting NumberF0499PWorking TitleAssistant Research Scientist-RossDepartmentVet 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 websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date11/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/18/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO 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 TitleResearcher ACPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAssistant Research ScientistContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree awarded in the discipline

Position Summary

Statement of Roles and Responsibilities: Lead technical role for the monoclonal antibody projects, epitope mapping, and B cell memory studies from both mouse and human vaccinations. You will generate monoclonal antibodies from mouse splenocytes or human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). As the Leader of this project, you will lead these research studies to assess COBRA vaccine development and assessment of immune responses to influenza proteins following vaccination with commercial vaccines for humans. You will also lead a team of junior technicians, graduate students, and undergraduate students to provide monoclonal antibodies for assessment in-house and with non-UGA collaborators for crystallography, studies.

Additional Requirements

DSc, DVM, MD, or PhD in microbiology, immunology, virology, biochemistry, or related field.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical DemandsDoes 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 responsibility of this position?Does 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)NoCredit and P-Card policy

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Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

You will generate monoclonal antibodies from mouse splenocytes or human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). As the Leader of this project, you will lead these research studies to assess COBRA vaccine development and assessment of immune responses to influenza proteins following vaccination with commercial vaccines for humans. Lead technical role for the monoclonal antibody projects, epitope mapping, and B cell memory studies from both mouse and human vaccinations.

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Duties/Responsibilities

You will also lead a team of junior technicians, graduate students, and undergraduate students to provide monoclonal antibodies for assessment in-house and with non-UGA collaborators for crystallography, studies.

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Duties/Responsibilities

Report writing and budget development for monoclonal projects.

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