Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221257
Department Marketing Statement The Vascular Biology Center is one of the most exciting research environments at Augusta University, offering many exciting opportunities for career development. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop new scientific projects, acquire new skills, write manuscripts, participate in seminars, journal clubs, and other academic activities. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Post-doctoral fellow who is interested in CRISPR genome editing and studying phenotypes in mice and cardiovascular disease.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 deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn
- Strong research background in flow cytometry or fluorescence imaging or protein-protein interaction or molecular biology or mitochondria metabolism and dynamics analysis transcriptional regulations/signaling pathways/non-coding RNAs using multiple experimental techniques including cell culture, RNA analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation, performing mouse breeding, genotyping, and routine experiments such as cloning, western blot, immunoprecipitation and immunohistochemistry analyses
Responsibilities This is a training position designed to learn through engagement in an advanced level of scientific technical and administrative work in support of research efforts in an assigned laboratory focused on CRISPR genome editing in mice and studying phenotypes in mice with complex molecular and physiological equipment. He/she will 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, cytologic, confocal microscopic, surgical, statistical/computational and dissection of mice 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 and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis. Teach and participate in complex physiological quantitative analyses and cell culture procedures.Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Presents findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.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 as assigned.
Job Summary A postdoctoral position is available immediately to utilize tools in molecular physiology as well as CRISPR editing to elucidate the function of key transcription factors and cyto-contractile proteins in mice. The successful candidate will join a highly interactive group focused on vascular smooth muscle cell pathobiology as well as novel gene discovery and the functions of SRF and Myocardin, two interacting transcription factors that direct a program of SMC differentiation. Candidates must have demonstrable expertise in physiology (measuring smooth muscle contraction with myography) and in dissecting tissues from mice. Expertise in molecular biology/biochemistry is preferred but not essential.Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F Salary: $35,568/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period:Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.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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