Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 13, 2024
Full time Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Postdoctoral Fellow - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 267545
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 ' 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 animal models of inflammaging including Alzheimer's disease; angiogenesis and cardiometabolic disease including diet-induced obesity, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis. Common experimental techniques associated with these mouse models include isolation and primary culture of vascular/inflammatory cells, gene delivery using adeno-associated viruses, measurement of protein/mRNA expression (Western blot, ELISA, qRT-PCR, etc). Responsibilities include planning and performing experiments in a properly controlled and ethical manner, analyzing data, and communicating results clearly through both oral and written means. The incumbent is also expected to present data at national conferences and publish manuscripts.



The duties include, but are not limited to:


Experiments: Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques. Participate in molecular biology, physiology, bacteriological, cell culture, animal surgical and dissection procedures.


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 Postdoctoral Fellows, 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 molecular biology, fluorescence imaging, immunohistochemical analysis, protein-protein interaction, or transcriptional/posttranslational regulation/signal transduction, or ROS measurements using multiple experimental techniques including cell culture, RNA/protein analysis, enzyme activity measurements, immunoprecipitation, adenoviral/lentiviral transduction, mouse colony maintenance/breeding/tail cuts, plasmid transfection, and in vivo mice experiments (hindlimb ischemia, wound healing, retinal ischemia/reperfusion, diabetic retinopathy, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer) using various gene targeting mice.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.



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



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: 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 selected 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 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! Search for Job ID: 267545.


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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