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Assistant Research Scientist

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 19, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time
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Posting Number F0932P Working Title Assistant Research Scientist Department Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci 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 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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 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 09/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/19/2021 Job Closing Date 08/18/2021 Open until filled No Special Instructions to Applicants 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 (
Position Details

Classification Title Researcher AC FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Research Scientist Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in synthetic organic, or medicinal chemistry.

Position Summary
The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences ( PBS ) in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia is seeking candidates for a newly created Assistant Research Scientist faculty position to help propel research focusing on the generation of anti-viral compounds for treatment of numerous pathologies in the laboratory of Dr. David Chu. This position will also aid in the delivery of the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science Curriculum in PBS . The allocation of effort for this position at appointment will be 24% teaching and 76% research/scholarship. This position is expected to teach 6.4 credit hours/year. This allocation of effort may be revised during the term of employment. Continuation of employment is expressly subject to continued support from external funding sources, which is currently good for, at the most, two years. Additional Requirements Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • 3 years of post doc or industry related experience.
  • 1 year experience in the nucleoside and nucleotide chemistry.
  • 1 year teaching experience in the Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Pharm D courses.
  • 1 year experience with all phases of drug discovery and specialized in the organic synthesis and synthetic route development of target molecules.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • A track record of significant scientific contributions with publications in peer-reviewed journals and protection of intellectual property.
  • Outstanding communication skills; ability to develop, implement and clearly communicate drug discovery strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment.

Physical Demands 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 responsibility 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 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.


Synthesizing and characterizing compounds required for biological studies. Measuring the photochemical properties of compounds used for biological studies. Assisting with biological studies. Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of the laboratory. Assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory. Assisting with the supervision of the other members of the laboratory. Other duties as assigned Percentage Of Time 76 Duties/Responsibilities
Developing lectures for Medicinal Chemistry based courses. Delivering lectures in Medicinal Chemistry-based courses. Assisting with delivery of laboratory-based courses in B.S. Program. Working with PBS faculty, including course coordinators, to design and implement novel curriculum in medicinal chemistry. Proctoring quizzes, exams and other assessments. Grading exams, quizzes and other assessments and the timely reporting of grades to course coordinators. Training and coordinating Teaching Assistants. Percentage Of Time 24 Posting Specific Questions

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