Research Associate

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 06, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Research Associate

Augusta University


Job ID: 239152
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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 Georgia Cancer Center is on a mission for Georgia providing industry-leading cancer research and care that benefits patients locally and globally. Our ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer and we are proudly making progress every day. When we say patient care is a priority, we mean it. We assemble custom teams of field experts to address each individual's unique needs.

The Georgia Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building provides quality research space to promote multidisciplinary collaborations and translational research, which is essential to creating an environment that promotes innovation. Our research approach supports important National Cancer Institute goals including ensuring every cancer patient has access to the newest and most innovative clinical trials in the nation, clinicians and researchers work together to initiate new research protocols based on the clinician's interaction with the patient, and each cancer patient receives personalized treatment through the interaction of the multidisciplinary team of clinicians and allied health professionals.

Job Summary
Job Posting Refreshed

The Research Associate organizes time for the acquisitions, registration, deidentification, storage, tracking and distribution of samples according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to:

Acquire, register, deidentify, store, track and redistribute biospecimens (blood, tumors and other tissues and their derivative products) to faculty investigators who conduct IRB approved Cancer Research.

Maintain and clean laboratory equipment and identify and schedule needed repairs. Ensure that supplies, glassware and plasticware are cleaned out and autoclaved per lab protocol. Prepare and maintain stock regiments for common lab user per lab protocol.

Maintain accurate records of Biorepository holdings with periodic analysis of inventory. Oversee the collection of clinical information and its entry into appropriate databases. Maintain patient confidentiality and act as the honest broker for the Biorepository IRB.

Manage the purchasing of all orders for chemicals, supplies, equipment and biological materials; Maintain an accurate database of such lab business; Ensure that purchased materials are received in a timely fashion; Maintain and manage all laboratory inventories.

Manage and maintain the biosafety, chemical safety, and IACUC guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance.

Interact, train and assist external BRAG-Onc member sites with consent, procurement and shipment of samples to Augusta University.

Perform all other related duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in biobanking would be an asset.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills

Ability to organize time to coordinate with surgical schedules to collect samples

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn

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 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 everyday 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/

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, 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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