Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7244953

Posted: May 15, 2024

Application Deadline: July 14, 2024

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 269314

Location: Augusta University

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:

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About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Ourhttps://www.augusta.edu/about/mission.php make Augusta University an institution like no other.

Thehttps://www.usg.edu/hr/orientation/welcome_to_the_board_of_regents_university_system_office is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Location

Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine `Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.

Job Summary

We are excited to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to explore the fascinating realms of human cancers and cardiovascular diseases. As a member of the Chiang Lab, you will lead groundbreaking research projects centered around gene regulatory networks, metabolism, and unraveling cell-cell communications using single-cell omics.

In our lab, we have been at the forefront of developing innovative systems immunology approaches to tackle fundamental immunological questions in human diseases. Immunology takes center stage in our research, given its pivotal role as the guardian of our health. However, the complexity of the immune system, with its intricate network of cells and molecules, has made it very difficult to study, despite their importance. Here we will take a multifaceted approach, combining computational and experimental methodologies, to untangle the intricate network of regulatory and signaling pathways within the immune system. Our goal is to identify the key regulators, biomarkers, or immune cell-cell interactions and shed light on their profound clinical and pathological significance.

Join our dynamic team at the Immunology Center of Georgia and embark on a transformative journey in systems immunology research!

If you are interested, please email mailto:[email protected]

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Project Planning: Participate in project planning, collaborating with the team to develop research protocols and strategies. Ensuring adherence to accepted scientific principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.

Data Analysis: Utilize advanced computational tools to analyze and interpret experimental results and data generated within the lab. Develop or employ specialized computer programs and algorithms to facilitate data analysis and visualization. Participate in data analysis, including but not limited to bioinformatics, systems biology, A.I. and machine learning.

Scientific Literature & Meetings: Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Presents findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.

Manuscript Preparation: Compose articles for publication in scientific journals. Collaborate with team members to review and refine manuscripts, ensuring accuracy and clarity in presenting computational findings.

Mentor and Collaboration: Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work. Collaborate with the research team to explore innovative applications of computational techniques and integrate insights from external research. Foster a collaborative and inclusive research environment.

Advisory Role and Additional Responsibility: Advise principal investigator, other postdocs, students and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures, and other technological aspects of research activities. Fulfill any other research-related duties as assigned, contributing to the overall success and advancement of our research efforts.

Other: Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn.

SKILLS

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skills.

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to complete work and to meet deadlines. Willingness and ability to work with research animals. Ability to work independently with only general supervision.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees. Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

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