Post Doctoral Research Associate-Ottesen Lab
Posting DetailsPosting NumberG/R06407PWorking TitlePost Doctoral Research Associate-Ottesen LabDepartmentFranklin College Microbiology DepartmentAbout 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 websitehttp://mib.uga.edu/Employment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule Information
Occasional evenings & weekends may be required.Advertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date12/01/2019Posting Date11/20/2019Closing 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.Duties/Responsibilities
Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.Duties/Responsibilities
Conduct experiments to evaluate host and microbial contributions to cockroach handgun microbial community stability, analysis of bioinformatic data generated during the course of said experiments and preparation of manuscripts communicating results of experiments.Percentage of time80Duties/Responsibilities
Regular communication with PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory. Assist with mentoring of graduate students and daily operations of the laboratory, including maintenance of experimental insectsPercentage of time20Position DetailsClassification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary
Post doctoral research in host-microbe symbiosis and gut microbiome homeostasis in omnivorous cockroaches.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
A PhD in life sciences. Preferred qualifications include a PhD in microbiology, bioinformatics, or related field. Experience in one or more of the following: host-microbe symbioses, ‘omics of microbial communities (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, or metabolomics), isolation and characterization of novel organisms and/or microbial degradation of complex carbohydrates.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Duties include: 80%: Conducting experiments to evaluate host and microbial contributions to cockroach handgun microbial community stability, analysis of bioinformatic data generated during the course of said experiments and preparation of manuscripts communicating results of experiments.
20%: Regular communication with PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory. Assist with mentoring of graduate students and daily operations of the laboratory, including maintenance of experimental insects.Physical Demands
Work at a computer for long periods of time with occasional breaks, stand for up to 2 hours at a time, and lift and carry up to 20 lbs. This position entails sufficient vision and fine motor control to handle and dissect insects and to perform laboratory work, including precise liquid measurement and sterile handling techniques.Is this a Position of Trust?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?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)YesPosting Specific Questions
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