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Assistant Research Scientist

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Summary

The Assistant Research Scientist will design and conduct research focused on development of countermeasures (e.g. vaccines, therapeutics) against high consequence infectious agents including SARS -CoV2 and SARS -CoV1, Burkholderia mallei and pseudomallei, Moraxella catarrhalis, pathogenic Brucella species, as well as influenza, RSV, pox, and Rift Valley Fever viruses. Will also serve as Instructor of Record for Graduate and Undergraduate level courses as well as mentor graduate students. Expected to write grant proposals and secure extramural funding to support research.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1910P

Working Title

Assistant Research Scientist

Department

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 ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). 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.

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 as embodied in our Principles of Community .

College/Unit/Department website

www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

05/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

02/26/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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

Position Information

Classification Title

Researcher AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Assistant Research Scientist

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree awarded in the discipline.

Additional Requirements

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in biomedical research in the fields of viral and bacterial infectious diseases and immunology, and with a strong foundation in high consequence agents. Ability to develop and use ABSL2 and ABSL3 animal models (e.g. mouse, hamster, swine) for high consequence agents is required.

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

Tier 1 Select Agent, BS3, ABSL3, BSL2 and BSL2 certifications and at least 2 years’ experience working in a BSL3 facility strongly desired.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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 .

Background Investigation Policy

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 .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Design and conduct research focused on development of countermeasures (e.g. vaccines, therapeutics) against high consequence infectious agents including SARS -CoV2 and SARS -CoV1, Burkholderia mallei and pseudomallei, Moraxella catarrhalis, pathogenic Brucella species, as well as influenza, RSV, pox, and Rift Valley Fever viruses. Develop and use ABSL2 and ABSL3 animal models (e.g. mouse, hamster, swine) for high consequence agents. Write grant proposals and secure extramural funding to support research.

Percentage Of Time

75

Duties/Responsibilities

Serve as Instructor of Record for Graduate and Undergraduate level courses as well as mentor graduate students.

Percentage Of Time

25

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Certification
  3. List of References with Contact Information
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation


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