Research Operations Coordinator - Immunology Center of Georgia

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Operations Coordinator - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 269330
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 than 10,500 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 Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine `Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer.

Job Summary

This candidate will coordinate and supervise a large immunology research group. The candidate will perform mass cytometry experiments for MCG faculty and perform routine maintenance of the CyTOF XT instrument. Details of the job duties are outlined below.



The duties include, but are not limited to:


Functionality: The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the effective, efficient, and safe functioning of cancer and cardiovascular disease within IMMCG, Cancer Center Cores, & Cancer Immunology, Inflammation, & Tolerance.


Administration: Administration and management of a large variety of analytical equipment.


Coordination: Perform routine maintenance on the CyTOF XT. Coordinate with the Flow Core Scientific director for the design and execution of these experiments.


Maintenance: Maintenance of select prices of specialized analytical instrumentation including testing their capability, calibrating and, on occasion, overseeing the repair of the equipment.


SOP: Ensure compliance with University Systems (eg. CAMS, hazardous shipping, etc.). Compose SOPs(Standard Operating Procedures) and related documents.


PBMC Isolation: Coordinate the isolation and storage of human PBMC samples for clinical research studies in the immunology Center. Maintain a current and accurate database of these samples for laboratory use.


Advisor: Advises and assists researchers in the set up and operation of research projects and overseeing facilities, during the course of the project.


Other: Performs other related duties as directed by supervisor.


Required Qualifications

BS/BA degree, along with experience in research.


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstration of scientific excellence and collaboration as indicated by co-authored scientific publications.


B.S. in research related field with 10 years' experience or M.S. in research related field with 5 years' 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: 15


Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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

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