Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 217717
Minimum Requirements Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited college or universityKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities Willingness and ability to work with research animalsAbility to work independently with only general supervisionExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsDetail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skillsAbility to maintain confidentiality, complete work and meet deadlinesProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer/software databases or willingness to learnPreferred Qualifications
- Must have strong background in molecular biology, physiology and cell biology for the mechanistic study of a novel player in mediating adipose dysfunction (especially lipodystrophy), diabetes and metabolic disorders.
- The systems used include cell culture and small animal (mouse) models.
- Techniques include relevant molecular and genetic techniques.
- Previous experience with mice handling, surgery and histology-biochemistry-molecular biology related techniques is strongly desired
Responsibilities A training position designed to learn through engagement in an advanced level of scientific, technical and administrative work in support of research efforts in the laboratory, which involves mechanistic studies of a novel player in mediating adipose tissue dysfunction (especially lipodystrophy), and its associated diabetes and metabolic disorders. Participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; publish results in scientific journals. Perform a variety of complex chemical, biological, microscopic, histologic, surgical, clinical, statistical/computational and dissection procedures.The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while insuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques. Teach and participate in complex bacteriological, chemical and/or radio-chemical qualitative and quantitative analysis, histologic and cell culture procedures.Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Present findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally and internationally. Serve as liaison between funding agencies; Notify principal investigator about research deadlines, techniques, procedures and other aspects of research necessary to complete projects and perform all other duties as assigned.Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; review articles prepared by others.Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work. Advise principal investigators, other postdocs, students and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures and other technological aspects of research activities.Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and operate microscopes, computer-linked analytical equipment, dedicated computers and other complex scientific equipment; Instruct others in operation of equipment.
- Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Shift/Salary This position is supported by grant funds.
Shift: Days/M-F Salary: $47,476/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 11/26/19 - Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.PostDocStatement This position is being posted as a Postdoctoral position; however, dependent upon the selected candidate's education, training, experience and prior job performance, they may qualify for a Postdoctoral or Senior Postdoctoral level.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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