Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 237876
* Required Qualifications MD, Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited college or university.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability 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 learn.Preferred Qualifications Strong research background in mouse vascular physiology/pathology or molecular biology or metabolic reprogramming 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.Job Summary 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, microscopic, histologic, surgical, clinical, statistical/computational and dissection procedures. The project will use mouse arteriovenous fistula and vein graft mouse models to study the vein remodeling involving epigenetic and transcriptome definition. The project requires very skilled surgical vein remodeling surgery, single cell and nuclei isolation, and tissue preparation for molecular and pathological characterization. Responsibilities include planning and performing experiments in a properly controlled and ethical manner, analyzing data, and interpretting data for presentation and publication. Candidate will have both independent and collaborative projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform animal surgery, isolate tissue and cells for both both molecular and pathological experiments; analyze and summarize data in a timely manner; present related literature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of 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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