Ross Post doc 2 2020

University of Georgia

United States

December 22, 2021

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Posting Details Posting Number G/R09204P

Working Title Ross Post doc 2 2020 Department VetMed-Vaccines & Immun Ctr 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.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 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 09/25/2020 Posting Date 09/11/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

UGA Statement

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https: // coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Serology, flow cytometry, B and T cell immunology for analysis of acute and memory responses to determination of B cell clonotypes,

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Develop and analyze antibodies for viral proteins by ELISA, neutralization, and ELISPOT to determine the acute and memory responses in healthy adult and high-risk populations.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Tissue culture, viral assessment from nasal swabs, saliva, blood, and tissues. Analysis of RNA, DNA, protein, and metabolites from blood and saliva

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Prepare oral or written reports, write manuscripts, and maintain records of the research carried out as part of this project

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

Position involves leading a research team on the assess effectiveness and understanding the mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 virus infect in humans. Studies will focus on research in the areas of immunology, vaccine development, molecular biology, and/or virology to participate in a large multi-PI funded project on understanding the early immune events following virus infection in people. Fellow position will involve contemporary and emerging technologies in SARS2-CoV-2 immunology. Studies will use expertise in serology, flow cytometry, B and T cell immunology for analysis of antibodies to viral proteins, acute and memory responses to determination of B cell clonotypes, development and analysis of monoclonal antibodies for epitope mapping and co- crystallization, T cell responses to infection transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic and determine the underlying mechanisms of COVID-19 immunity against infection and re-infection by this virus in both healthy adult and high-risk populations. These include front line workers such as healthcare workers, nursing home subjects, police, fire, and paramedics. Older people, pregnant, people with diabetes, obesity, and other immunocompromised conditions will be examined. This position will require work at biosafety level 3 clearance.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in immunology, virology, microbiology, bacteriology, infectious diseases, biochemistry, biology or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience with virology, immunology, cell culture. Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are essential as is working in a collaborative scientific environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands

Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 20 lbs and carrying up to 20 lbs. Normal for laboratory work.

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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