Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221124
A postdoctoral position in the Vitriol lab is immediately available to investigate the cellular mechanisms of motor neuron development and degeneration. This work will be highly microscopy-intensive, involving significant use of live-cell/super-resolution imaging and quantitative image analysis. The candidate will be expected to perform all research activities and data analysis associated with their project, as well as make intellectual contributions to its development. The candidate is also expected to interface with collaborators, assist in all writing activities associated with their project, and apply for relevant funding opportunities. Prior experience in cell biology, neuroscience, or microscopy-oriented labs is preferred, but not required. We celebrate the strengths of people from diverse backgrounds and encourage those underrepresented in STEM to apply.
Please include a current CV, a list of three references, and a cover letter stating why the Vitriol lab is of interest in your application.Minimum Requirements Ph.D. from an accredited college or university.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Good oral/written communication and organizational skillsAbility to work independently and meet deadlinesDetail-oriented, highly motivated, and committed to performing high-quality research Willingness to work with mouse modelsCommitment to sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environmentResponsibilities 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 or clinical research setting. 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.