Senior Research Associate - School of Public Health

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Apr 21, 2024
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Chemistry Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Senior Research Associate - School of Public Health

Job ID: 270868
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

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

The Augusta University School of Public Health was established in 2023 to address Georgia's distinct public health challenges through exceptional education, innovative research, and collaborative community engagement. We are leveraging the strengths of Georgia's only public academic medical center, combining public health expertise with clinical knowledge to train future public health leaders. Our school is comprised of three academic departments: Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Data Science, Community & Behavioral Health Sciences, and Health Management, Economics & Policy. We offer a variety of degree programs, from specialized master's options to doctoral programs that create the next generation of public health researchers. Our research mission is critical to our long-term impact; we strongly emphasize scholarly productivity through peer-reviewed publications, scientific presentations, and grant-funded projects. Annually, we attract more than $6M in extramural funding.


Job Summary

This position provides support to public health researchers to foster the field of public health research and services.



The duties include, but are not limited to:



  • Synthesizes qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of sources.


  • Contributes to research proposal development and scientific manuscripts.


  • Develops and implements evaluation plans for public health programs. Assists in planning, scheduling and logistics coordination of public health programs and events.


  • Conduct literature reviews.


  • Performs in-depth interviews, focus groups, survey design and administration, site visits, data management, data analysis and report writing.


  • Trains, develops, and coordinates junior staff utilization.


  • Responsible for IRB submission, coordination, revisions, and compliance


  • Perform all other related duties/tasks as needed.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree 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 two years of 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 with a minimum of five years' research and/or clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Community based research experience.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.




Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.



Ability to maintain confidentiality.



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


Salary: $38,913-$54,478 annually.


Pay Grade: R15


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 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 the course of 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! Search for Job ID: 270868.


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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