The University of Georgia (UGA)

Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Georgia (UGA)

Athens, GA, United States

Job description: We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join our team in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia ( Principal Investigator Dr. Duo Zhang’s lab is mainly focused on the role of non-coding RNA in infectious diseases (Thorax 2019; Mol Ther 2018; FASEB J 2017 etc.). Current projects are supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to investigate the role of long-noncoding RNA macrophages during lung inflammation. A post-doctoral fellow in our lab will have the opportunity to lead the development of new biotherapeutic technologies designed to modulate inflammatory responses in lung diseases. The initial appointment is for one or two years, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Salary will be adhering to NIH salary guidelines, with comprehensive benefits package.


  • Recent Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology skills and mouse works demonstrated by first-authored original research publication.
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and oral communication skills.
  • Have a growth mindset, enjoy working in a team, and be highly motivated to publish high-impact work.

About Us:

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education.  Dr. Zhang’s lab is located at UGA Augusta Campus. at The University of Georgia GA. The laboratory is located on the site of the Augusta University Health System Campus, including AU Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Georgia. The campus has excellent research facilities in partnership with the Augusta University Health System Campus, including Medical College of Georgia and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Augusta is ideally situated near the Savannah River on the border of Georgia and South Carolina and offers an outstanding quality of life.

We are committed to the career development of our trainees and their success is our top priority. For further information about the lab, please visit our website To apply, please send your CV and cover letter with a list of three references to


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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


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Postdoctoral Associate