Research Assistant

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Mar 20, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Assistant

Job ID: 269606
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


Our 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

This position is designed to support departmental research activities, including but not limited to clinical trials, investigator initiated research, grant activities, regulatory, compliance, and data management in the Department of Emergency Medicine and for faculty affiliated with the department.



The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Support departmental research studies


Support research including clinical trials and investigator initiated studies (observational studies, interventions, retrospective chart reviews etc.) by working with faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students as well as with relevant departments enterprise wide. Use and maintain organized project task tracking and progress reports, as well as follow-up tools using BOX and/or Teams to get research related projects in the department completed in a timely manner. Use project and task tracking to document and disseminate research successes for internal and external communications.


Research Administration


Use and maintain proficiency in applications used to support research including but not limited to: IRBNet, OnCore, iLabs, eSirius, Clincard, eSProute, EMR, InfoEd, Endnote, Zotero, DocuSign, Qualtrics, Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),, and CITI.


Administrative Duties


Schedule and organize meetings, maintain meeting agendas and minutes and maintain calendars and documents (electronic and paper) necessary to maintain research productivity.


Research coordination and training


Obtain and maintain all necessary research certifications and credentials including but not limited to CITI training, biohazards training, and cybersecurity training in order to assist with participant recruitment and enrollment, data collection, data analysis, acting as an honest broker when needed, and drafting research results.


Research compliance


Assist Research Manager and/or Research Director with establishing and maintaining a culture of excellence in research in the Department of Emergency Medicine by creating and upholding relevant policies and standard operating procedures.


Other duties


Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements


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 experience in research, basic science or a clinical setting particularly clinical trials research. OR, An Associate'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 experience in research, basic science or a clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university


Preferred Experience


Experience in research in an academic setting


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Attention to detail




Human subjects research




Proficient in Microsoft Suite of applications ability to work on PC or Mac



Shift: Days: Monday - Friday


Pay Grade: R9


Salary Minimum: $15.00/hourly - $17.41/hourly


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


Recruitment Period: 3/18/24 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.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


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


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365


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