Post Doctoral Research Associate

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Post Doctoral Research Associate


VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch Ctr

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 ( 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.

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Athens Area

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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 (


Developing, conducting and analyzing scientific experiments

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Preparing written and oral communication of research output

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

The Weiss Lab at the University of Georgia’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center ( is seeking a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to drive research projects supported by a new NIGMS/NIH R35 award focused on investigating the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis in human health and disease. These are multidisciplinary projects with enormous training opportunities in glycobiology, functional genomics, chemical biology, and drug discovery. The Weiss Laboratory utilizes a combination of biochemistry, cell biology and genomics to understand the structure, assembly and function of sulfated glycosaminoglycans found on proteoglycans. We utilize a number of techniques that offer high potential for training, including genome-wide CRISPR screening approaches, flow cytometry, mammalian cell engineering, and isolation and characterization of glycans. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to design and evaluate experiments, develop new ideas and promote current research, and prepare and publish scientific manuscripts in collaboration with the Principal Investigator. The postdoctoral fellow may be responsible for the operation of scientific equipment and for teaching techniques to others, including training of students and supervision of research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, and renewal is expected if progress is satisfactory. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

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

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with CRISPR technologies and/or epigenetic/transcriptional techniques to study gene regulation. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively with colleagues.

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Normal lab activity.

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

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Kristie Huff

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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.

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