Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Number: 72986

Location: Augusta, US

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow


Job ID: 267064


Location: Augusta University


Full/Part Time: Full Time






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.




Augusta University –


Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912


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.


Job Summary


A training position designed to learn, through engagement, in an advanced level of scientific, technical and administrative work in support of research efforts in a neurovascular research lab in the Department of Physiology. Participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; publish results in scientific journals. Perform a variety of complex biological, microscopic, surgical, and statistical/computational procedures.


The successful candidate will join a NIH-funded project/s (Pl, Dr. Weiqin Chen). Studies are approached with a translational perspective and aim to address the mechanisms that regulate nutrient and energy metabolism and how they become reprogrammed in obesity, lipodystrophy, and cardiometabolic diseases.


Having recent lab experience, lab and computer skills, and an ability to handle rodents are required. Having any of the relevant background mentioned above is desirable. The job involves designing and conducting research projects, presenting at national/international conferences, and writing manuscripts. The Pl will closely work with the successful candidate for training in all of these aspects, and the candidate will be encouraged to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowship grants. Salary will adhere to NIH salary guidelines.




Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


• Participate in project planning and development of research protocols and carry out experiments while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.

• Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis. Teach and participate in complex bacteriological, chemical and/or radio-chemical qualitative and quantitative analysis, macro- and micro-serological, histologic and cell culture procedures.

• Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings; develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Presents findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally.

• Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; review articles prepared by others.

• Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work.

• Advise principal investigator, other postdocs, students and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures, and other technological aspects of research activities.

• Calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and operate microscopes, computer-linked analytical equipment, dedicated computers and other complex scientific equipment; instruct others in operation of equipment.

• Performs other job-related duties incidental to work described herein.


Required Qualifications


Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited college or university.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Ability to maintain confidentiality


Ability to complete work and to meet deadlines


Willingness and ability to work with research animals


Ability to work independently with only general supervision


Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


Detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skills


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn




Shift: Days; Monday – Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position


Recruitment Period: Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


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. Consider applying with us today!


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.


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.


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.


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


Consider applying with us today! Search Job Opening ID: 267064


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


To apply, visit


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


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Application Deadline: 2025-01-24


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