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Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 229773
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 an assigned laboratory or 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, microscopic, histologic, surgical, statistical/computational and dissection procedures using mouse heart models, primary cultured cartiomyocytes, common cell lines, and recombinant adeno-associated viruses to study the mechanisms underlying the development of heart failure. Responsibilities include planning and performing experiments in a properly controlled and ethical manner, analyzing data, and communicating results clearly through both oral and written means. Candidate will work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis. Participate in molecular biology, physiology, bacteriological, cell culture, animal surgical and dissection procedures. Project will relate to ongoing work on the ufmylation pathway in the development of heart failure
  • Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while insuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.
  • 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. Present 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.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited college or university.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentialityBasic molecular cell biology techniquesAbility to complete work and to meet deadlines
Willingness and ability to work with research animals
Ability to work independently with only general supervision
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learnShift/Salary/Benefits Shift: Days/M-F, Work outside of the normal business hours may be required Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Preferred Strong research background in mouse cardiac physiology/pathology or molecular biology or endoplastic reticulium regulation or protein-protein interaction using multiple experimental techniques including mouse surgery, primary cell culture, RNA analysis, performing mouse breeding, and routine experiments such as cloning, western blot, immunoprecipitation and immunohistochemistry analyses. Department Information 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.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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