Assistant Research Scientist

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F0776P Working Title Assistant Research Scientist Department Pharmacy Pharm & Biomedical Sciences 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 ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Center for Drug Discovery in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 03/15/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 11/30/2020 Job Closing Date 01/14/2021 Open until filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

This position has an anticipated start date of March 15th, 2021, but review of applications will begin immediately. Interested parties, please submit your application to include a cover letter, CV with publication list, a one-page brief summary of a research intent, and a minimum of three references to Dr. Scott Pegan at spegan@uga.edu.

All applicant materials must be received by January 14, 2021.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO 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).


Position Details

Classification Title FLSA Faculty Rank Contract Type Tenure Status Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have a PhD in life sciences, chemistry, or a related field. Applicants with at least 4 year of experience in the area(s) of drug discovery and toxicology will be preferred. This includes applicants with a significant track record working with proteins and/or cell-based assays as well as toxicological experiments, as shown by authored publications in well-regarded journals. Experience with Biomek, Tecan, and Opera platforms is also preferred. Further, preference will be given to those applicants that have a clear path towards applying for grant and contract opportunities.

Position Summary

The Center for Drug Discovery in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia is seeking candidates for an Assistant Research Scientist faculty position in the area of high-throughput screening and toxicological. This individual will assist in carrying out the center’s mission to be the premier portal at the University of Georgia for the development of therapeutics by supporting pre-clinical stage collaborations with extramural supporting entities. The focus of this position will be performing Drug Discovery type research, that includes performing cytotoxicity and genotoxicity assays along with high-throughput screening activities. This position will also include significant teaching responsibilities related to supporting the center’s drug discovery educational mission. The applicant is expected to foster within a defined time frame a funded research program through grants and contracts. The CDD is equipped with a myriad of equipment and infrastructure to conduct drug discovery and is located in the R.C. Wilson Building at UGA’s Athens Campus.

All candidates must have a PhD in life sciences, chemistry, or a related field. Applicants with at least 4 year of experience in the area(s) of drug discovery and toxicology will be preferred. This includes applicants with a significant track record working with proteins and/or cell-based assays as well as toxicological experiments, as shown by authored publications in well-regarded journals. Experience with Biomek, Tecan, and Opera platforms is also preferred. Further, preference will be given to those applicants that have a clear path towards applying for grant and contract opportunities.

This position has an anticipated start date of March 15th, 2021, but review of applications will begin immediately. Interested parties, please submit your application to include a cover letter, CV with publication list, a one-page brief summary of a research intent, and a minimum of three references to Dr. Scott Pegan at spegan@uga.edu.

All applicant materials must be received by January 14, 2021.

Additional Requirements

All applicant materials must be received by January 14, 2021.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Does this position require a P-Card? Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? Is driving a responsibility of this position? Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



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