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Angel Padilla

Note: For staff vacancies, application must be made through the Human Resources website. To search for openings in CTEGD, search by department name (VPR – Center Trop Emerg Glob Dis) or the posting number. If you are interested in a post-doctoral fellow position, please contact the principal investigator directly.

Assistant Professor (Posting # F0984P)

The Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an individual who will build a research program centered on parasitic diseases, including mechanistic aspects of parasite biology or interactions with hosts and vectors or translational research on parasitic diseases. The position includes a very competitive salary, excellent laboratory space and a generous start-up package.  The successful candidate would build on the research strengths of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, one of the world’s leading centers for parasite research, and contribute to our NIH-funded training program. Teaching responsibilities in the Department of Infectious Diseases will be in our undergraduate, graduate or professional programs.

Research Tech III-Sporocore (Posting # S06827P)

This position will have a motivated and enthusiastic person join a new facility supplying local and national laboratories and institutions with mosquitoes infected with nonpathogenic strains of malaria. The position will provide opportunities for working with host-parasite interactions in two different animal models in collaboration with researchers from diverse backgrounds. This position will be expected to maintain the parasite’s life cycle primarily in mosquitoes but should also be willing to work with mice. Duties may evolve based on demand and/or the candidate’s abilities and willingness. Initially the job will be offered for 6 months with any extension contingent upon performance.

Should have experience handling and manipulating mosquitoes with education in animal science or a related field. A demonstrated ability to organize and collaborate with other personnel towards a common goal is an added quality.

VEuPathDB Project Coordinator (Posting # S06325P)

The Eukaryotic Pathogen, Vector and Host Bioinformatics Resource Center (VEuPathDB.org) is a dynamic, transdisciplinary project, providing on-line data-mining resources for the global community of infectious disease and public health scientists, in order to expedite discovery research and translational application. As a Project Coordinator, you will join a highly collaborative, multi-institutional and international team of >50 biologists, epidemiologists, curators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers, system administrators, and outreach staff committed to providing intuitive and informative web interfaces for accessing and interrogating large-scale datasets that directly impact global health. The successful applicant is expected to bring an organizational mindset and scientific project management/administration skills to bear, helping to ensure efficient operations and communications. Experience in biology and/or bioinformatics is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be highly responsible, reliable, and a resourceful problem solver, able to prioritize tasks and learn new things quickly, with demonstrated organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and an interest in science management. Familiarity with computers and commonly used office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, email, calendar applications, etc), collaborative communication technologies (Slack, Zoom, GTM, Microsoft OneDrive, Wiki, Google Team Drive, etc) and management tools (Jira, Redmine, GANTT charts, etc) is expected. Be able to work both independently and as part of a diverse team, i.e. knowing when to seek advice and input. Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: best practices in data management, scientific project management, team science, genomics and/or bioinformatics research.

Program Coordinator II (Posting # S01588P)

Program Coordinator position in a moderate sized, highly dynamic and productive research lab working in immunity to human parasitic infections using primarily mouse models. The individual will have to coordinate specific research projects and general lab functions. Duties will include coordinating budgets for multiple projects, meeting planning, agenda prep, travel arrangement, and scheduling. The incumbent will also assist in preparation of meeting and grant reports as well as manuscript and presentation prep. Project administration will also be performed (tracking work duties, data/results storage). Will also be assisting in the various permitting procedures required for a biomedical lab.

Completion of a master’s degree with 2 years of related experience; OR completion of a bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience.

Very good writing and presentation skills needed.

Experience in the biological sciences required.

Comfort with data storage and analysis preferred.