Research Assistant - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jun 12, 2024
Full time Other Professional fields

Job Description

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Research Assistant - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Job ID: 272892
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary:

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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.



The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.



Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.



Location

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

College/Department Information

The Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is charged with conducting high-impact original biomedical research and translating the findings to clinical applications, and in educating future physicians and researchers. Our research addresses fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and cancer biology. Collaborations have been established with clinical departments for studies that investigate various diseases including neurological diseases (stroke, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome); psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia and autism); degenerative diseases (osteoporosis); cancer; and endocrinological disorders.



Job Summary

This position is for a Research Assistant working in Qin Wang's lab in the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. The Wang lab studies mechanisms and treatment strategies of neuropsychiatric diseases using mouse models. The Research Assistant will learn to perform behavioral tests, biochemical assays, and genotyping, along with other duties as assigned.




Responsibilities

The duties include but are not limited to:


  • Perform a variety of experimental studies including C. elegans behavior, lifespan, cell biology, and molecular biology experiments. Experiments may include, but not be limited to performing genotyping, microscopy, western blotting, and generating new transgenic worm strains. Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques.

  • Manages continuous operations of the research laboratory, orders supplies and animals as necessary, keeps track of costs, expenses, inventory and delivered goods.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications

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 a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research; OR Associate 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 a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.



Preferred Qualifications

Experience with mice genotyping and western blotting. Experience with C. elegans research, in neuroscience or a related field and have experience with generating new transgenic C. elegans strains, or a willingness to learn. Knowledge of molecular biological techniques including PCR, Western blotting, immunostaining, and cell culture.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.



SKILLS



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

ABILITIES



Ability to maintain confidentiality, work independently with only general supervision, complete work, and meet deadlines. Willingness and ability to work with research animals.



Shift/Salary/Benefits

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



Pay Grade: R9



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!



https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search for Job ID: 272892.



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.




To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=272892&PostingSeq=1






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