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Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer
Augusta University
Location
Augusta

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medical Research, Medicine
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID: 266050
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary:

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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.

Location

Augusta University -

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

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

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 a neurovascular research lab in the Department of Physiology. 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 biological, microscopic, surgical, and statistical/computational procedures.



The successful candidate will join a NIH-funded project (Pl, Dr. Philip O'Herron) to investigate questions of neurovascular coupling. Specifically, this project seeks to determine how proper neuronal activity depends on functional hyperemia. We use state-of-the-art optogenetic and microscopic imaging (two-photon) techniques to control and measure blood flow and monitor neuronal activity, tissue oxygen, and other metabolic substrates. Relevant background experience includes: sensory encoding in neurons, neurovascular coupling, neurometabolism, glia-neuron interactions, cerebral blood flow, and techniques including two-photon imaging, in vivo electrophysiology, rodent handling/surgery, and Matlab coding.



Having recent lab experience, basic lab and computer skills, and an ability to handle rodents are required. Having any of the relevant background mentioned above is desired. The job involves designing and conducting research projects, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manuscripts. The Pl will closely work with the successful candidate for training in all of these aspects, and the candidate will be encouraged to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowship grants. Salary will adhere to NIH salary guidelines.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.
  • Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis.
  • Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Presents findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; review articles prepared by others.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work.
  • Advise principal investigator, 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 job-related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to complete work and to meet deadlines; willingness and ability to work with research animals, and ability to work independently with only general supervision.



SKILLS

Good oral and written communication skills. 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.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)









Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position



Recruitment Period: 11/27/23 - 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 selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.



If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.



Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.



For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.



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 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!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search Job ID: 266050

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select 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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