Research Associate

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 02, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Research Associate

Augusta University




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 9,000 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.







Location




Augusta University –

Our 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




A position designed to learn through engagement in an advanced level of scientific technical and administrative work in support of research efforts in Dr. Wang's laboratory. Participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; maintain lab equipment, and supervise and coordinate lab personnel and activities. Perform a variety of complex experiments and execute lab management duties.






Responsibilities



The duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.

  • Perform a variety of experimental studies including cell biology and molecular biology experiments.



  • Experiments may include but not be limited to animal behavioral testing, genotyping, ELISA, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, and collection of tissues.



  • Analyze results of experiments and procedures using confocal and brightfield image analyses and, if necessary, develop special computer programs to facilitate analysis. Maintain and update spreadsheets documenting results. 



  • Maintains mouse colonies and inventories. Coordinates with all members of the lab and the Pl to keep track of which mouse strains are currently in use or will be required for research projects.



  • Coordinate and perform treatment and testing of mice. 



  • Manages continuous operation of the research laboratory, orders supplies and animals as necessary, keeps track of costs, expenses and delivered goods/supplies, updates spreadsheets documenting lab supply and chemical inventories. 



  • Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work.



  • Advise the Pl, postdocs, students and other research personnel on research techniques, procedures and other technological aspects of research activities. 



  • Perform other related duties as assigned.







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 experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research. OR Bachelor'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 a minimum of three years research and /or clinical experience.







Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities




Ability to maintain confidentiality

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases







Shift/Salary/Benefits




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


Pay Grade: R14


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.






To apply, please visit: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psc/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U






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