Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7239215 (Ref:ej-5209267)

Posted: April 24, 2024

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 262367
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


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 than10,500 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.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


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

The Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rasheed Lab will work as part of a dynamic team at the Medical College of Georgia and lead research projects focused on metabolic adaptations of the microenvironment in the regulation of hematopoiesis during cardiovascular disease. This project will employ in vitro and in vivo approaches requiring but not limited to the following techniques: cell culture (transfection/transduction), basic molecular biological techniques (ie. QPCR, Western blotting), some management of animal colonies, animal handling & dissection, histological analysis, microscopy and flow cytometry. A training position designed to learn, through engagement, in an advanced level of scientific, technical and administrative work in support of research efforts in our research laboratory. Candidates will be expected to participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols; develop and execute new research techniques and procedures; publish results in scientific journals; and participate in mentorship of junior trainees.


The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead project design and development, including the use of research protocols that adhere to the principles of scientific conduct & integrity, as well as compliance with federal and granting agency guidelines. Analyze and critically interpret results of experiments using the appropriate tools/software.
  • Troubleshoot, learn, and perform the aforementioned required experimental techniques as necessary.
  • 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. Attend and present findings at research meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Compose original research articles based on research activities. Contribute to review articles or commentary/perspective articles produced by the laboratory.
  • Strongly encouraged to seek additional opportunities to attain intra- and extramural funding for postdoctoral fellowship, including stipends from funding agencies (i.e. NIH & AHA), as well as awards for independent research activities (i.e. K99).
  • Provide supervision, mentorship and support to other trainees and research staff in the laboratory. Participate in collaborative studies with other laboratories.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality; Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


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

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of 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

Consider applying with us today! search for Job ID: 262367.

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.

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Employer Location:Augusta University
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