Postdoctoral Research Associate in Regenerative Medicine

Athens, Georgia
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with FLSA and NIH guidelines.
August 31 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Regenerative Medicine

Qualifications: The  Translational Glycomaterials Laboratory in the Regenerative Bioscience Center at The University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking to recruit a talented postdoctoral fellow starting January 2018. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with strong computational skills and training in neural interface device design and characterization, in vivo electrophysiological recording, and small animal behavioral assessments. The candidate should have a strong publication record and will be expected to work independently with minimal supervision, think outside the box, take initiative and demonstrate risk taking ability, and possess excellent time-management and leadership skills.

Environment: UGA is ranked 20th among top public universities in the US. It is the first chartered state university in the US, founded in 1785, and is located on a 759 acre campus in picturesque Athens, Georgia. UGA is located 60 miles from Atlanta, and offers great opportunities for translational clinical research in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University School of Medicine, and the Shepherd Center.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the federal wage and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines.

Description: The incumbent will be working on a federally funded project in a fast-paced interdisciplinary area of neuroscience research focused on studying the effects of functional electrical stimulation on brain function. The selected candidate will be will be engaged on an annual contract, which will be renewed annually subject to performance. Job responsibilities include:

  1. Establishing in vivo electrical/optogenetic stimulation, and electrophysiological recording systems.
  2. Designing nanoscale electrode coatings.
  3. Conducting stereotaxic surgical electrode implantation procedures in rats and transgenic mice.
  4. Conducting behavioral testing of rats and mice using established motor and cognitive function tests.
  5. Computational analysis of neuronal spiking using MATLAB.
  6. Use of techniques such as soft lithography, rheology, SEM and AFM.
  7. Biochemical and molecular biological analyses of brain tissue.
  8. Development of animal models in consultation with veterinary surgeons.
  9. Tissue preparation, histology, and image analysis using commercial or open source image processing software, or MATLAB image processing toolbox.
  10. Data analysis and preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals.
  11. Assisting the PI in overseeing laboratory activities and in supervising graduate and undergraduate students.