Senior Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

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

Job Description

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Senior Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 255362
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 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 - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
Researching Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes... With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions. The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.

Job Summary
Candidate will assist in phenotypic analyses of the mouse mutants, mouse surgery, and isolation of endothelial and vascular cells from mice. Candidate will also work with members of a team of scientists, each of whom carries out a series of mouse experiments of human relevance. In addition, candidate will perform plasmid and adenovirus amplification, western blotting, qPCR, tissue cutting and histological and immunofluorescence staining to assist lab member's work. A database, already in place, will need daily updating. Candidate must be able to handle and work with mice including maintaining mouse colony with genotyping and have organizational skills with ability to multitask.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to: Maintain mouse colony through selective breeding and culling; Mouse surgery related to cardiovascular diseases; Plasmid and adenovirus amplification; Tissue cutting and immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence analysis; Western blotting, analyzing gels and updating database; Perform other related duties as assigned, including cross-coverage of a Research Associate working with mice.

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
Research background in cell culture, histology, molecular biology, animal surgery experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Attention to detail, strong work ethic, and desire to learn; Must be highly motivated; Willingness and ability to work with research animals; Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; Must be highly motivated and detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organization skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer/software databases or willingness to learn; Ability to work independently; complete work and meet deadlines; make responsible decisions; and maintain confidentiality

Shift/Salary/Benefits

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

Pay Grade: R15

Salary: $38,913/annually - $54,478/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 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/Select 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

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=255362&PostingSeq=1






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