Post Doctoral Research Associate-Ottesen Lab

Job description

Posting Number:

G/R06407P

Working Title:

Post Doctoral Research Associate-Ottesen Lab

Department:

Franklin College Microbiology Department

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.

College/Unit/Department website:

http://mib.uga.edu/

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Occasional evenings & weekends may be required.

Anticipated Start Date:

12/01/2019

Posting Date:

11/20/2019

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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:

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 time:

80

Duties/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 insects

Percentage of time:

20

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.0

Position 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.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/5/2019
Application Due: 1/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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