Post Doctoral Research Associate

The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Organization Type
*Posting Number:*G/R11569P*Working Title:*Post Doctoral Research Associate*Department:*VPR-Complex Carbohyd Rsch 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 ([]( 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 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.*College/Unit/Department website:**Employment Type:*Employee*Advertised Salary:*$47,476*Anticipated Start Date:*03/22/2021*Posting Date:*02/26/2021*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 (*Duties/Responsibilities:*Generating and characterizing CRISPR-mediated knock-out and knock-in cell lines for downstream screening assays and analysis of glycosylation pathways.*Percentage of time:*60*Duties/Responsibilities:*Developing high-throughput screening methods to investigate the regulation of glycosylation in mammalian cell lines.*Percentage of time:*30*Duties/Responsibilities:*Prepare written and oral communication of research output. Ordering chemicals and consumables for the experiments as needed. Lab related activities, including meetings and collaborative projects.*Percentage of time:*10*Classification Title:*Post-Doctoral Associate AD*FLSA:*Exempt*FTE:*1.00*Position Summary:*The Weiss Lab at The University of Georgia's Complex Carbohydrate Research Center ( is looking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on research projects focusing on the regulation of glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis in human diseases. Successful applicants will join an exciting new research program and will develop genomic and chemical biology tools to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of glycosylation. This is a term-limited position with the option to renew, contingent on performance and availability of funding.*Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:*PhD in biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or a related discipline.*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :*Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, CRISPR/Cas9 technologies, and/or epigenetic/transcriptional tools to study gene regulation.Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English.Proven track record of publishing peer reviewed papers.Team player who thrives working creatively in a collaborative scientific environment.*Physical Demands:*Some lifting of lab materials may be involved.*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