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Postdoctoral Fellow

Augusta University

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID: 237445
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/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.

Job Summary
Job Posting RefreshedA 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

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

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 different backgrounds and encourage those underrepresented in STEM to apply; Experience in microscopy, fluorescence imaging ad behavioral testing; Committed to performing high-quality research and sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Willingness and ability to work with research animals
Ability to work independently with only general supervision
Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality, complete work and meet deadlines
Proficient in Microsoft Word and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn
Ability to work independently
Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
Committed to performing high-quality research and sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment


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 Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions 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.

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 every day 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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