Postdoctoral Fellow

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Augusta University
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Augusta University

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 237445
Department Information The mission of the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial, and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty study a variety of fundamental questions ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. We also collaborate extensively with clinical departments. Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core supported by the Georgia Research Alliance. The Medical College of Georgia is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to work independentlyCommitted to performing high-quality research and sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment
Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to work independently

Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills Committed to performing high-quality research and sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment

Preferred Qualifications
    Prior experience working with iPSC-derived neurons and/or performing research 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
Preferred Qualifications • Prior experience working with iPSC-derived neurons and/or performing research 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

Responsibilities A postdoctoral position in the Vitriol lab is immediately available to investigate the cellular mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This project will be highly microscopy-intensive, involving significant use of live-cell and super-resolution imaging, as well as quantitative image analysis. Experiments will be performed using immortalized cell lines, cultured mouse motor neurons, iPSC-derived human motor neurons, and patient samples from the local ALS clinic.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

• Perform all research activities and data analysis associated with their project

• Participate in project planning

• Compose articles and literature reviews for publication in scientific journals

• Apply for relevant funding opportunities

• Present findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally and internationally

• Supervise graduate student and undergraduate researchers

• Interface with collaborators

• Ensure that research is conducted in accordance with relevant local and federal guidelines

Shift/Salary 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.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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