Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Georgia

United States

July 12, 2021


Posting Details 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 (https: // www. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public 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 College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Posting Date 06/11/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Augusta Area EOO Statement

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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 developing reports.

Percentage of time 90 Duties/Responsibilities

Supervision and training of undergraduate or graduate workers, and other laboratory duties as needed.

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

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 required.

Physical Demands

-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? No 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) Yes

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