Posting Number G/R13030P
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Pharmacy Clinical & Admin Pharmacy
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with
statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most
comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education
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universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is
located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended
campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by
the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the
country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and
more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000
students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as
well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health
Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021
Posting Date 06/11/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Augusta Area
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%)
during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the
most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go
below 5% time per assigned duty.
Perform experiments in the laboratory that will be used for publications in
scientific journals or in grant proposal applications. Duties will include
experimental work, interpreting data, summarizing data and assisting with
Percentage of time 90
Supervision and training of undergraduate or graduate workers, and other
laboratory duties as needed.
Percentage of time 10
Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
UGA Job Code
The Postdoctoral Associate will be working in the NIH funded project and will
be involved in investigating the role of spermine oxidase in mediating
mechanisms of retinal neurovascular damage in diabetic retinopathy. The
postdoctoral researcher will develop experimental models, design, organize and
conduct specialized experiments using established scientific protocols
available in the laboratory and procedures. The researcher will also be
responsible for designing new protocols if needed. The candidate will collect
and analyze the data, summarize results and prepare/present figures for
research conferences, grant applications and manuscripts. The postdoc will
also be involved in the lab management, including oversight/supervision of
undergraduate and/or graduate students, and other research personnel.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Seeking candidates who are self-motivated to join an exciting and highly
interactive research team in the field of vision research. The lab focuses on
the mechanisms regulating retinal neuro-vascular damages. The approaches
employed range from cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and
experimental mouse models.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- Good oral and written communication is needed.
- Be able to work independently with only general supervision.
- Posses good organizational skills, be detail-oriented and be able to
prioritize tasks effectively.
- Be able to complete work and meet deadlines.
- Have a willingness and ability to work with research animals.
- Basic competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and EndNote is
-Sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a requirement of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age
of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security,
personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)
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