Postdoctoral Fellow- MCG Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7254566

Posted: June 12, 2024

Application Deadline: August 11, 2024

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow- MCG Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Job ID: 272890

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 10,500 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. Our make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

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Augusta University-

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The mission of the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial, and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty study a variety of fundamental questions ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation, and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. We also collaborate extensively with clinical departments. Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.

The Augusta University is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Augusta University has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.

Job Summary

A position is available immediately to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms and neural circuits underlying neurodegenerative disorders and stress disorders. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in life sciences and be self-motivated for high-quality research. Background in neuroscience, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, cell culture, mouse behavioral analysis and sufficient experience in molecular, cellular and brain imaging is ideal.


Responsibilities to include but not limited to:

Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines. Perform a variety of experimental studies including animal behavior, cell biology, and molecular biology experiments. Experiments may include but are not limited to performing animal surgery, micro-injunction, behavioral testing genotyping, western blot, real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and various microscopy and imaging techniques. Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis.

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 investigators, 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.

Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


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


Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to prioritize tasks.

Ability to complete work and meet deadlines.
Commitment to perform high-quality research.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and work as a team.
Willingness and ability to work with research animals.
Ability to work independently with only general supervision.
Commitment to sustaining a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment.


Shift: Days; Monday-Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required).

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 candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

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 the course of 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 ID: 272890.

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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Job posting number:#7254566
Application Deadline:2024-8-11
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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