Post-Doctoral Associate AD at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

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Job Description:

Posting Number:

G/R10000P


Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD


Department:

VetMed-Poultry Diagnos & Rsch


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:


The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health. The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community, http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/


Employment Type:

Employee


Additional Schedule Information:


8:00am-5:00pm. Holidays, nights, and/or weekends may be required based on research needs.


Anticipated Start Date:

10/01/2020


Posting Date:

09/09/2020


Open Until Filled:

Yes


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:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.


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:


Design and develop research projects, in vitro and in vivo experimental work, data interpretation, including collaborative projects


Percentage of time:

60


Duties/Responsibilities:


Preparing written and oral communication of research output.


Percentage of time:

20


Duties/Responsibilities:


Lab related activities (including meetings, housekeeping, etc), mentoring and training of other lab members


Percentage of time:

20


Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD


FLSA:

Exempt


FTE:

1.0


Position Summary:


The Rajao/Perez Lab in the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia is recruiting two highly motivated postdoctoral scholars to work in viral immunology. Our lab's research interests focus on the interspecies transmission, pathogenesis and control of influenza viruses. Our laboratory uses a wide range of in vitro and in vivo approaches to study influenza virus host range and improve existing or new vaccines and antivirals. We have developed several vaccine platforms against influenza viruses or SARS-CoV-2, including vaccines to enhance the mucosal immune response. The postdocs will work directly with immunology experiments to evaluate the response of the vaccines developed by the lab. The candidates will also be involved with other projects in the lab. The postdoctoral fellows will work with an international collaborative group of students, postdocs and researchers and interact with many other virologists at the University of Georgia or the Centers for Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS), of which Dr. Perez is a part


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


PhD in molecular virology or immunology. Training and proven track record in mucosal immunology.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :


This position involves knowledge of basic and molecular biological and virology procedures and techniques. Knowledge and experience with mucosal immunology, in particular working with IgA immune response. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and with others and to supervise and mentor other lab members. Good written and oral communication skills. Experience and willingness to work in animal experiments using various animal models of influenza.


Physical Demands:


Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Lifting up to 25 pounds.


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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