Research Associate - Center for Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Associate - Center for Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

Job ID: 267536
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

Established in the summer of 2002, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CBGM) at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) was developed to promote interdisciplinary and translational research in Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine with the ultimate goal of promoting predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (4P) medicine. The Center's research efforts focus on two main areas: 1) discovery and validation of biomarkers for disease prediction and diagnosis, 2) pharmacomics and drug discovery for personalized medicine. CBGM is home of four internationally renowned programs in diabetes research: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY), the Prospective Assessment in Newborns of Diabetes Autoimmunity (PANDA), the Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) and the Mouse Metabolic Phenotype Consortium (MMPC). Additional research programs include autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. These research programs are supported by an annual extramural funding of approximately $12 million. The center houses several state-of-the-art high throughput and high content facilities for genetics, genomics, proteomics, drug screening and bioinformatics. The center continues to recruit independent investigators with expertise in diverse disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, immunology, medicinal chemistry, drug development, biostatistics and computational biology. This multidisciplinary approach provides an avenue for investigators to interact and stimulate novel ideas.


Job Summary

The Research Associate Position will play a critical role in coordinating and conducting chemistry, biochemistry, and biological experiments, as well as maintaining the laboratory ordering and organization. In close collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will contribute to our broader mission by assisting with sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis, and laboratory upkeep. This position offers the opportunity to acquire fundamental laboratory techniques in bioanalytical chemistry and other interdisciplinary fields. As a team-oriented basic science research group, we aim to characterize biomolecular compositional changes in biological samples with diseases or aging (e.g., dry eye disease or age-related macular degeneration). Our interdisciplinary team of experts uses cutting-edge techniques to unravel the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these changes, with the goal of developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for these devastating diseases. As a member of our dynamic and diverse team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside supportive mentors and collaborators who will guide you in exploring these complex systems.



The duties include, but are not limited to:


Experiments: Assist with research plans, experiments, and assays, including preparing reagents and solutions, extracting protein or lipid from biological samples for mass spectrometry analysis, performing protein assay, analyzing data, writing reports, and organizing data files.




Lipidomic analysis: Operate and maintain equipment for proteomic and lipidomic analysis


Inventory: Maintain an inventory of chemicals and supplies, keep a safe and organized laboratory environment, perform other duties as assigned, and comply with established safety procedures


Other: Perform other related duties as assigned. Comply with established safety procedures. Assist with general lab maintenance & cleaning.


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- $50,000/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!


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