Qualifications: The Translational Glycomaterials Laboratory at The University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking to recruit a talented postdoctoral fellow starting March-April 2015. The ideal candidate will have either an MD/Ph.D, DVM/Ph.D, or a Ph.D in Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or a related field with a strong interdisciplinary background and training in translational research. A strong publication record is a must. Animal work experience with rodent or large animal models is greatly desired.
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, and Emory University School of Medicine.
Benefits: The position offers attractive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Description: The incumbent will be working in a fast-paced, and highly interdisciplinary area of research, 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 skills. Responsibilities will include:
• The development and characterization of novel biomaterial and glycomaterial composites for nerve repair and regeneration, and neural interfacing applications
• Use of techniques such as soft lithography, rheology, SEM, AFM, SPR, HPLC, etc.
• Biochemical and molecular biological characterization of cells and tissues interacting with engineered scaffolds and materials
• Development of animal models in consultation with veterinary surgeons
• Tissue preparation, histology, and image analysis using commercial image processing software or MATLAB image processing toolbox
• Data analysis and preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals
• Assisting the PI in overseeing laboratory activities and in supervising graduate and undergraduate students.
Application: Interested candidates should directly contact Dr. Karumbaiah with a cover letter and CV, writing samples and reprints of selected publications, and provide names and contact details of at least three references by email to the contact address below:
Lohitash Karumbaiah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Regenerative Medicine