Postdoctoral Research Associate - Gaertig

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Gaertig


Franklin-Cellular Biology

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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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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40 hours/week

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Athens Area

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The sought postdoctoral researcher will use genetic screens, bioinformatics and microscopy-based approaches to discover and study novel genes products that contribute to the mechanisms of intracellular pattern formation. The researcher will use the genetic model protist Tetrahymena thermophila. New components of the pathway will be identified using genetic suppressor screens.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

The postdoctoral researcher will
study Hpo1, its interactions with other patterning proteins and its localization using super-resolution and
immunogold electron microscopy

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

A Ph.D. in Cell Biology, or Developmental Biology or Genetics.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

An ideal candidate would be a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with expertise in molecular biology, genetics and microscopy-based imaging.

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Sitting, standing and walking.

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Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 8/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time