ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Dec 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F0796P Working Title ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST Department VetMed-Infectious Diseases 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 University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/ )

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 03/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 12/23/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Application received by January 31, 2021 will be fully considered. Please contact Dr. Eric Harvill at harvill@uga.edu with any questions.

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 Researcher AC FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Research Scientist Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree awarded in the discipline

Position Summary

This position will conduct research connected to the host-pathogen interaction of the bacterium Bordetella and the animal host, including cloning and expressing various genes and purifying gene products for in vitro and in vivo experimentation. Collaborative work with others will include experiments in the lab and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students. As with other lab members, the goal is for each to contribute to and author multiple published papers each year.

Additional Requirements

A PhD in Molecular Biophysics or a related field is required

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No 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? No 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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