Post-Doctoral Associate AD

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Posting NumberG/R10000PWorking TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADDepartmentVet Med Poultry Diagnostic & ResearchAbout 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 University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community,

College/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule Information

8:00am—5:00pm. Holidays, nights, and/or weekends may be required based on research needs.

Advertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date10/01/2020Posting Date09/09/2020Closing 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


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Design and develop research projects, in vitro and in vivo experimental work, data interpretation, including collaborative projects

Percentage of time60Duties/Responsibilities

Preparing written and oral communication of research output.

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Lab related activities (including meetings, housekeeping, etc), mentoring and training of other lab members

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

The Rajao/Perez Lab in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia is recruiting two highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to work in viral immunology. Our lab’s research interests focus on the interspecies transmission, pathogenesis and control of influenza viruses. Our laboratory uses a wide range of in vitro and in vivo approaches to study influenza virus host range and improve existing or new vaccines and antivirals. We have developed several vaccine platforms against influenza viruses or SARS-CoV-2, including vaccines to enhance the mucosal immune response. The postdocs will work directly with immunology experiments to evaluate the response of the vaccines developed by the lab. The candidates will also be involved with other projects in the lab. The postdoctoral fellows will work with an international collaborative group of students, postdocs and researchers and interact with many other virologists at the University of Georgia or the Centers for Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), of which Dr. Perez is a part

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

PhD in molecular virology or immunology. Training and proven track record in mucosal immunology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

This position involves knowledge of basic and molecular biological and virology procedures and techniques. Knowledge and experience with mucosal immunology, in particular working with IgA immune response. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and with others and to supervise and mentor other lab members. Good written and oral communication skills. Experience and willingness to work in animal experiments using various animal models of influenza.

Physical Demands

Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Lifting up to 25 pounds.

Is this a Position of Trust?YesDoes 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)YesPosting Specific Questions

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    1. Resume/CV
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 9/15/2020
    Application Due: 12/14/2020
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