Research Associate - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Associate - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Job ID: 255466
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 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.

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

College/Department Information
The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy is dedicated to understanding cellular function through state-of-the art research in areas such as autophagy and apoptosis, bone metabolism, developmental biology, molecular motors, dysphagia/swallowing disorders, exosome biology, renal disease, stem cell research, vision science (retina and cornea), and cell wounding. We are dedicated to conveying new knowledge to future scientists and educating the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals. We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to learn more about the exciting research and educational opportunities within the department!

Job Summary
Coordinate activities of trainees and technicians in the laboratory; provide administrative support of research initiatives; perform, plan and execute independent studies; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to use of biohazardous materials, oversee the use of materials and equipment in the laboratory. We are seeking candidates with animal and/or kidney research-related working experiences.

The duties include, but are not limited to: Research scientific literature regarding current understanding of experimental paradigms; conduct experiments, analyze results, and summarize findings; prepare finding for presentations at national and international meetings, publications and grants
Advise Principal Investigators, post-doctoral fellows, students and technicians in research techniques and procedures; assist trainees and other technicians with analysis of project data Coordinate research activities and procedures of staff, graduate and summer students by continuous discussion amongst all lab members. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols; develop and evaluate new techniques and procedures Ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to use of biohazardous materials (Biological safety), chemicals (chemical safety), anesthetic drugs (DEA;IACUC), and experimental animals (LAS; IACUC); oversee use of materials, equipment, etc.
Order supplies and equipment; maintain and trouble shoot equipment; maintain chemical and equipment inventories. Perform a variety of genetic, genomic, and cell biological experiments to study Kidney research, maintain mouse lines for kidney research Maintenance and upkeep research protocols for mouse research. Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent customer service, interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational and verbal/written communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and other computer software/databases; Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines despite often interruptions, maintain confidentiality, keep accurate records and make independent decisions


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

Pay Grade: R14

Salary: $36,197/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! University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect 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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