Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 268527
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. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.



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

College/Department Information

Researching Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes... With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions. The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.


Job Summary

The project requires developing of cancer registry by coordinating with the Georgia Cancer Center administrative staff. Additionally, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in all lab activities that include project management, peer review and organizing research meetings. Finally, the postdoc will be able to independently conduct basic inferential analysis, associated literature review and writing by the end of the first year as a Postdoctoral Fellow.



The duties include, but are not limited to:


IRB - Complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) Documents for proposed projects. This would include drafting, edits, submission, and rebuttal of the IRB document.


Registry - Coordinate with Cancer Center administrative staff to obtain the list of breast, prostate cancer, and lymphoma patients in developing the cancer registry.


Statistics - Learn R, STATA, or SAS; Simple regression tests, parametric and non-parametric tests; Logistic, uni/multivariable; Longitudinal methodologies relevant to ongoing projects; Meta-analytical methodologies; Basic machine learning methodologies.


Meeting/Projects - Coordinate lab meetings and coordinate with all centers for multi-center inter/intra institutional projects.


Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous that includes lab related tasks such as manuscript submission and peer review.


Findings - Use the knowledge to create lab specific abstracts and manuscripts to presents findings in journal and scientific meetings. Postdocs will be limited to two national/local meetings. Completing 2 first-author abstracts and 1 first-author manuscript is a requirement by the end of the first year.


Other - Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

PhD degree from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in SAS/R/Stata and in research. Experience in molecular biology is a plus. Strong experience in mouse work, including mouse surgery, tissue isolation, and physiology measurement such as ultrasound and blood pressure measurement.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Knowledge of cell culture; Western blot; PCR, fluorescence microscopy; histology; and mouse surgery.



Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong prioritization, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.



Ability to maintain confidentiality; complete work and to meet deadlines; and work independently with only general supervision.



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! for Job ID: 7.


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.


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