Post-Doctoral Associate AD

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Posting NumberG/R10257PWorking TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADDepartmentCAES Animal & Dairy ScienceAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department website TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

Advertised Salary$47,476Anticipated Start Date11/17/2020Posting Date10/09/2020Closing 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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The candidate will be expected to conduct both in vitro therapeutic assessment studies as well as in vivo investigations of therapeutic efficacy in rodent models. The incumbent will be working in a fast-paced environment on NIH, NSF and foundation funded projects. In addition to the above activities, the postdoctoral appointee will be expected to assist the PI in overseeing laboratory activities, supervising graduate and undergraduate trainees, and preparing manuscripts and grant proposals.

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

The Translational Glycomaterials and Neural Repair Laboratory in the Regenerative Bioscience Center at The University of Georgia (UGA) is recruiting a talented postdoctoral research associate to help develop therapeutic approaches for invasive brain tumors and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The lab specializes in the development of functionalized 3D glycomaterial scaffolds, in vitro microphysiological platforms, and neuromodulation tools to investigate therapeutic potency and functional recovery.

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

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in neuroscience, neuro-oncology, biomedical engineering, psychology, or a related field, and possess strong computational skills (MATLAB, Julia, E-prime, Python etc.) and training in in vitro cell biological methods, rodent surgeries, imaging and image analysis, and histology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Applicants should have a good publication record, rigorous training in experimental methods, and expertise in statistics and statistical computation tools (R, MATLAB). Prior experience in biomaterial synthesis and characterization, microfluidics, neural interfacing, neuromodulation (tMS, tDCS), electrophysiology, and motor function assessments, is highly desirable. The candidate should have excellent communication, time-management, and leadership skills, and will be expected to work independently and with a sense of urgency on time-sensitive projects. The candidate will be expected to conduct both in vitro therapeutic assessment studies as well as in vivo investigations of therapeutic efficacy in rodent models.

Physical Demands

Lift up to 50 pounds; stand at lab bench for an extended period of time.

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?YesDoes 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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  3. Sample Publications
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Posted: 10/11/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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