Posting Details Position Details Posting NumberG/R06342PWorking TitlePost Doctoral Research Associate- Mousa2DepartmentVet Med Vaccines & Immunology CtrAbout 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 ( http://www.uga.edu/ ).
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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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date12/01/2019Posting Date11/07/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens 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.
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Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary The Mousa Laboratory at the University of Georgia (UGA) Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) https://vet.uga.edu/cvi in Athens, GA is seeking a creative and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to drive forward a research project focused on antibody-antigen interactions.
This is a multidisciplinary project with enormous training and collaborative opportunities in human immunology and virology.
The Mousa Laboratory studies monoclonal antibodies from humans, mice, and nonhuman primates as therapeutics and to inform vaccine design.
The project will focus on the isolation of antibodies, and the immunological and structural characterization of antibody interactions with influenza virus.
The Mousa Laboratory uses a number of techniques that offer high potential for training including: Electron microscopy, flow cytometry analysis and sorting, protein biochemistry, biolayer interferometry, virus growth and neutralization analysis, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and monoclonal antibody isolation from human, mouse, and nonhuman primate B cells, among many other techniques.
The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career.
The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to design and evaluate experiments, develop new ideas and promote current research, and prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
The postdoctoral fellow may be responsible for operation of scientific equipment.
The postdoctoral fellow may be responsible for teaching techniques to others, including training of students and supervision of research staff.
The CVI at UGA is a unique and collaborative research environment currently housing four research laboratories focusing primarily on respiratory pathogens and emerging infectious diseases.
The Mousa Lab is housed in the CVI and trainees have generous bench space, and access to state of the art instrumentation including an OctetRED384 system.
UGA houses a Mosquito drop-setting robot, a state of the art in-house X-ray beamline, and negative-stain electron microscopes.
UGA is a member of the Southeast Regional Access Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) at Argonne National Laboratory, and abundant beamtime is available.
We also have access to the Electron Microscopy facility at Emory University, which includes a FEI Talos Arctica 200 KV cryo-electron microscope.
Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee.
Funding for this position is available for at least two years.
The initial appointment is for one year, and renewal is expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.
Appointments cannot exceed five years.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position Previous experience working with protein expression and crystallization of viral proteins is preferred.
Previous experience with X-ray crystallography and/or electron microscopy is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., etc.) in an appropriate field.
Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues.
Enrollment in occupational health.
Physical Demands Position involves frequent movement to various places occasionally involving operating heavy equipment.
The position will involve extensive use of a biosafety cabinet, sitting in place for long periods of time, and lifting 50 lbs.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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