Job Details

Augusta University
  • Position Number: 3828687
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Physicians


Senior Research Scientist - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Augusta University


Job Summary
Job ID: 253469

Position: 40050491

The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, invites applications for a Senior Research Scientist position (non-tenure track). The successful candidate will participate in projects related to intravital microscopy experiments, developing training modules for individual/small group training. Candidate must have the ability to construct appropriate stages, windows, rings, tissue stabilization measures to obtain high quality confocal and multi-photon movies in live mice (tissues include mouse cremaster muscle, mouse lung, and mouse liver). Candidate will be required to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each model, define training requirements for assisted and unassisted use. Candidate will use iLabs and establish cost rates in iLabs. This position will have .50 FTE in the Augusta University Imaging Core and .50 FTE in a research laboratory located in the Immunology Center of Georgia. Candidate will be required to use data collected from the Nikon multiphoton and confocal intravital microscope to generate high quality movies and figures for peer-reviewed publications.

Responsibilities

50% effort
Candidate must have the ability to construct appropriate stages, windows, rings, tissue stabilization measures to obtain high quality confocal and multi-photon movies in live mice (tissues include mouse cremaster muscle, mouse lung, and mouse. Candidate will be required to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each model, define training requirements for assisted and unassisted use. Candidate will use iLabs and establish cost rates in iLabs. This position will have .50 FTE in the Augusta University Imaging Core

Oversee, install, run and maintain the Nikon multiphoton and confocal intravital microscope for the Imaging Core. This includes constructing appropriate stages, windows, rings, tissue stabilization measures to obtain high quality confocal and multiphoton movies in live mice. Tissues include mouse cremaster muscle, mouse lung and mouse liver.

Have the ability to install an iLab cost center, set rates, and define the training requirements for assisted and unassisted use.

Develop the standard operating procedures for each model. Have the responsibility of ordering and maintaining a stock of consumables while folding the associated costs into the rates.

50% effort
0.50 FTE in a research laboratory located in the Immunology Center of Georgia. Candidate will be required to use data collected from the Nikon multiphoton and confocal intravital microscope to generate high quality movies and figures for peer-reviewed publications.

Run intravital microscopy experiments and train his postdocs and students.

Yearly have at least one peer-reviewed publication & train 2 postdoc or students with documented outcome proficiency.

Attend scientific meetings and workshops on microscopy to learn and implement new techniques with the goal of getting invited to Janelia Farms, HHMI.

Required Qualifications
Masters degree

Record of achievement in microscopy.

Preferred Qualifications
PHD

Five years of postdoctoral experience desired.

Shift/Salary/Benefits
This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks including research faculty at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf

College/Department Information
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Location
Augusta University

Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

To apply, please visit: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=253469&PostingSeq=1







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