Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7246863 (Ref:ej-5273816)

Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Description



Postdoctoral Fellow - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 272296
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. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia 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 on-line 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 on-line 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 exceptional opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to pioneer in the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and single-cell omics research at the Chiang Lab. You will lead groundbreaking research projects centered around AI and machine learning technologies to advance our understanding of human diseases.

The Chiang Lab has been at the forefront of integrating AI with systems immunology approaches to unravel the complex immunological system of human diseases. Despite their importance, the complexity of the immune system has made it very difficult to study. We will take a multifaceted approach, combining innovative AI technologies and experimental methodologies, to untangle the intricate immune system. Our mission is to harness the power of AI to identify critical regulators, biomarkers, and immune cell interactions with significant clinical and pathological relevance.

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

If you are interested, please email us at [email protected]

Dr. Austin Chiang

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Project Planning: Lead pioneering research projects that apply AI and machine learning (ML) algorithms to single-cell omics data, aiming to unravel gene regulatory networks, metabolism, and cell-cell communication in human cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

Data Analysis: Utilize advanced AI technologies for the analysis and interpretation of biological data, enhancing our understanding of the immune system's role in disease. Identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets through AI-powered analyses, with a focus on their translational potential for addressing human diseases.

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: Collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary team to merge computational predictions with experimental validations, shedding light on the immune system's regulatory mechanisms.

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. or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

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

Consider applying with us today!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search for Job ID: 272296.

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.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.


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Augusta,Georgia
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