Research Associate

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

Job Description

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Research Associate

Job ID: 255819
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 - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.

Job Summary
The Research Associate will be mainly in charge of carrying out Drosophila genetic experiments, including producing balanced fly stocks for long term storage, the development of new genetic strains for experiments, and experiments using a wide variety of strains carrying various genomic modifications. The Associate will also supervise undergraduate workers seeking credit hours. The Research Associate will also carry out molecular cloning experiments involving the techniques of PCR, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digests and DNA isolation.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to: Molecular cloning - Molecular cloning, including PCR, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digests and DNA isolation. Drosophila management - Development of new Drosophila genetic strains. Drosophila husbandry and maintenance. Balancing fly stocks for long term storage. Experimental genomic - Experimental genomic modifications and phenotype analysis. Supervision - Supervise undergraduate researchers performing UAS/Gal4 experimental fly crosses.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
KNOWLEDGE
Must have a basic understanding of laboratory techniques. Have basic understanding of Microsoft Suite programs.

SKILLS
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have a high level of organizational skills. ABILITIES
Must be highly motivated.

Shift/Salary/Benefits
Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: R14

Salary Minimum: $ 36,197/annual Midpoint: $45,000/annual

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 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! 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=255819&PostingSeq=1






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