Research Associate - MCG Family Medicine

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Mar 06, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health & Medical Services Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Associate - MCG Family Medicine

Job ID: 265120
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Investigator and Research Manager and following established policies and procedures, the research associate focuses on grant preparation and submission, data analysis, and dissemination activities. Will provide technical support to the Investigator(s) and Research Manager.



The duties include, but are not limited to:


Research Studies: Recruit subjects; Schedule subject visits; Assist in obtaining informed consent; Data collection, entry, and quality control; Follow-up as needed with research subjects; May order and maintain study specific materials, such as supplies. Maintain related clinical research documents (i.e. study subject files, IRB information, adverse events, protocol changes, regulatory binders, source documents).


Grant Preparation: Conduct literature searches and write literature reviews; coordinate grant writing among research team members; coordinate grant proposal submission.


Dissemination: Coordinate research writing teams; manage study dissemination plans; prepare abstracts and manuscripts for submission.


Community Prevention: Attend required meetings and webinars; Assist in community needs assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation of selected strategies, and evaluation of programs; Assist in identifying and communicating with community stakeholders and sites; Maintain outstanding relationships with community partners; Attend meetings with community partners. Assist in preparing required reports monthly.


Training: Attending staff training and research meetings. Participating in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles.


Compliance: Implements established quality measures to assure compliance.


Other: Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' research and/or clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.





Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.





Ability to maintain confidentiality.



Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)


Pay Grade: R14


Salary: $36,197/Annually - $38,000/Annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position


Recruitment Period: Until Filled


Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.


Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!


Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!


Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university


Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee


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