Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 265352
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- 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 will use mouse arteriovenous fistula and vein graft mouse models to study vein remodeling involving epigenetic and transcriptome definition. The project requires very skilled surgical vein remodeling surgery, single cell and nuclei isolation, and tissue preparation for molecular and pathological characterization. Responsibilities include planning and performing experiments in a properly controlled and ethical manner, analyzing data, and interpreting data for presentation and publication. This position will have both independent and collaborative projects.

 



Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

 



Experiments: Perform animal surgery, isolate tissue, and cells for both molecular and pathological
experiments; analyze and summarize data in a timely manner; present related literature.

 



Project Planning & Protocols: Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.

 



Scientific Literature & Meetings: Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Present findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.

 



Articles: Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; Review articles prepared by others.

 



General Duties: Advise principal investigators, other Postdocs, students, and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures, and other technological aspects of research activities.

 



Technical: Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and operate microscopes, computer-linked analytical equipment, dedicated computers, and other complex scientific equipment; instruct others in operation of equipment.

 



Other Duties: Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 



Required Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university.

 



Preferred Qualifications

Strong research background in mouse vascular physiology/pathology or molecular biology or metabolic reprogramming using multiple experimental techniques, including mouse surgery, primary cell culture, RNA analysis, and performing mouse breeding. Experience with routine experiments, such as cloning, western blot, immunoprecipitation, and immunohistochemistry analyses.

 



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE

 



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

 



 



SKILLS

 



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

 



 



ABILITIES

 



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

 



Shift/Salary/Benefits

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!

 



https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search for Job ID: 265352.

 



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.

 




To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=265352&PostingSeq=1






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