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Assistant Research Scientist

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 23, 2023

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Position Summary

The Assistant Research Scientist will design and conduct research focused on the discovery and synthesis of nanoparticles for veterinary use, for brain neurochemistry phenotyping, and for delivering proteins with therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases across the blood-brain barrier; training of graduate and undergraduate students; lab management (organization, ordering, etc.); and presentation of findings in scientific meetings; serving as Instructor on Record for a 3-credit online graduate course and assisting with the administration of a online graduate program.

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Assistant Research Scientist


VetMed-Dept of Biomedical Sci

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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.

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Athens Area

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Assistant Research Scientist

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

PhD degree in biology, chemistry or biomedical engineering.

Additional Requirements

Ability to design and oversee conducting of developmental toxicity studies in laboratory rodent models.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral experience in a related field, ability to synthesize and characterize nanoparticles; working knowledge of GLP and GMP . Background in neurochemistry, and biomarker analysis.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

High familiarity with operations of a biomedical-related research laboratory, Imaging including MRI, IVIS, Electron microscopy. Computer skills: use of spreadsheets, statistical software, image analysis programs, sequence analysis programs.

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Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



Design and conduct laboratory rodent studies in prenatal programming with endocrine disrupting chemicals. Characterize nanoparticles in vitro and in vivo. Synthesize polymer-based nanomaterials for use in MRI -based brain neurochemistry imaging, develop conjugated nanoparticles for biomodal imaging, develop hybrid nanoparticles capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to reach and inactivate gonadotropin-secretion regulatory regions in the brain.

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Presentation of findings in scientific meetings; serving as Instructor on record for a 3-credit online graduate course and assisting with the administration of a online graduate program.

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