Post-Doctoral Associate - Phillips Lab

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R22641P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate - Phillips Lab

Department:

VetMed-Infectious Diseases

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

College/Unit/Department website:

www.vet.uga

Employment Type:

Employee

Anticipated Start Date:

09/01/2023

Posting Date:

07/24/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include genetic engineering and genome modification of bacteria for characterization using animal models and cell culture to identify lead candidates for pre-clinical/clinical assessments. The individual will also be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, as well as personnel from other labs in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, as well as to present their research in routine lab group meeting and at scientific conferences.

Percentage of time:

100

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.0

Position Summary:

The individual hired to fill this position will be part of a multidisciplinary team to research neurodegenerative diseases with an emphasis on the role of the gut microbiome in modifying disease processes. The individual will also be involved in development of new live biological therapies and structural and functional characterization of the gut microbiome. Primary responsibilities include genetic engineering and genome modification of bacteria for characterization using animal models and cell culture to identify lead candidates for pre-clinical/clinical assessments. The individual will also be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, as well as personnel from other labs in the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, as well as to present their research in routine lab group meeting and at scientific conferences.

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

Ph.D. in life science topics, including microbiology, biochemistry or molecular biology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Skills needed include the ability to communicate effectively with others, follow oral and written instructions, collect and record data and to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and to effectively write and edit text for manuscripts and reports. Experience in fundamental methods of molecular biology and recombinant DNA is also needed, including familiarity with growth, maintenance and genetic manipulation and molecular characterization of bacteria. Experience working with microorganism under BSL-2 conditions and use of computational tools for microbiome characterization is preferred. Familiarization in drug development and manufacturing process for live biological therapeutics would be beneficial.

Physical Demands:

Exert light-moderate force in excess of sedentary work through lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling to move objects. The ability to distinguish color is also preferred.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Greg Phillips

Recruitment Contact Email:

greg.phillips@uga.edu

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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