Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 234958

Required Qualifications PhD or equivalent from an accredited college or university in a relevant field of molecular, immunological, microbiological and cellular biological disciplineKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • In depth knowledge of the scientific method, cellular and molecular biology approaches to test hypotheses and the quantitative and statistical knowledge to analyze data. English writing skills and speaking skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.Detail-oriented.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Responsibilities This position involves an advanced level of scientific intellectual, technical, and administrative work in support of the NIH-funded research laboratory of the department of periodontics (“Periodontal Molecular Immunology Laboratory”). Develop research study design and participate in research data collection, analysis and documentation with relevant guidelines and protocols; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; write manuscripts and publish results in scientific journals. Perform a variety of complex chemical, biological, cytologic, microscopic, histologic, molecular biologic, statistical, and computational procedures. The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Read grants supporting the laboratory, and papers produced by the work of the PI and affiliates, design experiments independently and in concert with PI, obtain and maintain research compliance, including infectious disease, biological and chemical safety, IACUC and IRB. Maintain bacterial cultures, cell cultures and animal colonies. Monitor animal welfare during animal experimentation. Isolate and characterize blood cells of human subjects and mice, extract exosomes Collect classify and store human and animal tissues for molecular analyses. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols, while adhering to accepted scientific principles and ethical standards and compliance with local and federal guidelines. Plan and carry out experiments in vitro, and in vivo in mice, process samples from humans and mice, freeze samples, growing bacteria, prepare bone marrow derived DCs, splenic T cells prepare immune cell co-cultures, isolate exosomes
  • Analyze results of experiments and procedures using statistical or other software. Teach and participate in complex microbiological, chemical, quantitative, cytological, flow cytometry and molecular biological analyses
  • Coordinate and participate in research of the scientific literature to design experiments and interpret results. Develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported in the literature. Present findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Write papers for publications in scientific journals, and review articles prepared by others.
  • Strategize with PI on generation of preliminary data and timeline for progress reports, grant renewal or new grants to be submitted
  • Order supplies and repair and maintainence of equipment, order gases, freeze and thaw samples, archiving and recording sample collections
  • Manage laboratory operations, oversee inventory, research compliance of all personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 10/12/2021 - 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/ AU Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, 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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