Postdoctoral Fellow - Biology

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7157652 (Ref:ej-4293845)

Posted: June 21, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow - Biology

Job ID: 259624
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 College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.

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 an assigned laboratory with a focus on cell communication and synthetic biology. Participate in experimental design, conducting collaborative student orientated experiments, using cutting edge molecular and genetic laboratory tools, the presentation of data at conferences, and publishing in scientific journals. More details at

The duties include, but are not limited to: Design and execute experiments - The postdoc will lead a project investigating synthetic Notch activation in the wing imaginal disc of Drosophila. This involves using cutting edge fly genetics, confocal imaging, and molecular biology techniques, together with significant experimental design and interpretation. Develop and execute experiments related to Molecular cloning, including PCR, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digests and DNA isolation. Experimental design and results analysis. Confocal microscopy and image analysis. Scientific writing - The postdoc will be expected to produce research papers from their experiments. Presentation of results at national, international meetings and writing manuscripts for publication. Mentorship -The postdoc will supervise undergraduate/graduate researchers performing experimental fly crosses.

Required Qualifications
PhD in biology, genetics, biochemistry or related field from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Concentration in molecular biology and statistical analyses.

Preferred Experience
Experience with genetically tractable model organisms preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
KNOWLEDGEProficient in Microsoft Suite programs and other computer software/databasesMust have a basic understanding of laboratory techniques SKILLSExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skillsMust be highly motivated ABILITIES
Ability to complete work and to meet deadlines
Willingness and ability to work with research animals
Ability to work independently with only general supervisionAbility to work with and educate students

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required).
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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. This position will be working in a laboratory handling enzymes, DNA etc., and will be required to do a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen. 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! 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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Job posting number:#7157652 (Ref:ej-4293845)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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