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Assistant/Associate Professor Biology of Parasitism (posting #2017_00508F)

To apply: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2898

The Department of Cellular Biology and the Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek an individual who will build a research program centered on mechanistic aspects of parasite biology or interactions with a host. The position includes a very competitive salary, excellent laboratory space and a generous start-up package.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or MD) degree in a biomedical or biological science, and have at least two years of postdoctoral training. The successful candidate would build on the research strengths of the Department and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, one of the world’s leading centers for parasite research. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have demonstrated success in securing extramural funding to support their research. Teaching responsibilities will be in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (less than 3 pages) and teaching philosophy. Three confidential letters of recommendation are required, and applicants should provide email addresses for referees in their application. Application materials submitted in other ways will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Contact cbsearch@uga.edu with questions.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

The state of Georgia is well-known for its quality of life both outdoor and urban (www.georgia.org). UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).

Applicants must hold a PhD (or MD) degree in a biomedical or biological science, and have at least two years of postdoctoral training. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have demonstrated success in securing extramural funding to support their research.

 

Postdoctoral Research Association (posting #20170104)

A postdoctoral research scientist is sought to work on drug discovery for liver stages of Plasmodium vivax. We have developed a novel 384 microwell device that supports robust invasion and development of P. vivax liver stages in primary human hepatocytes. We seek candidate to join our team and contribute to an ongoing effort to discover new drugs that target hypnozoites of P.vivax. In addition, the candidate will use the novel platform to discover new drug targets and to better understand liver stage biology. The successful candidate will have experience in cell culture, mosquito salivary gland dissections, and high-content image analysis. Extensive international travel is required as well as the ability to work as a team player in a multidisciplinary effort that includes biologists, engineers, and computational biologists.

Research Professional I (posting #20170047)

This individual will participate in an ongoing project involving testing of novel compounds against in vitro growth of parasites and also in vivo in our well-established mice model. The project involves single drug testing as well as drug combinations in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will work fairly independently and it is expected he/she will be able to statistically analyze and interpret the data.

In addition, the candidate will be involved in other related projects on the characterization of the targets for some of the drugs. This part of the project involves the use of molecular techniques, like DNA cloning, protein purification, northern and Southern blot analyses, handling of radioactive reagents, immunofluorescence microscopy, use of calcium indicators and others.

General chores as supervision and training of undergraduate students, lab organization, ordering of reagents, assisting PI with development of animal protocols, contribution to publications, etc.

B.S. with a minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience or M.S. with three years of lab experience in an area of biology or chemistry or equivalent combination required. Experience in tissue culture techniques, handling of animals and basic laboratory tasks are required.