Research Assistant - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Research Assistant - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 256970
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
The Research Assistant will assist with performing cell culture, real-time PCR, flow cytometry, western blotting, histological studies, gene silencing and overexpression in the laboratory. Assist with maintenance of mouse colonies and genotyping assays to distinguish each of the mouse lines. Aassist with breeding to maintain lines or generate unique combinations of lines for experiments. The Research Assistant will assist with tracking and maintaining lab supplies, purchases, and related records.

Responsibilities
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:Mouse colony maintenance and generating mice. Experiments to include Real-time PCR, flow cytometry, western blotting, and other molecular biology studies. Assist with and serve as back up for ordering/tracking lab supplies. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
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 experience in a research, basic science, or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research. OR Associate degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or other natural, life, health care or materials science and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Mouse handling and basic Molecular Biology techniques.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Willingness and ability to work with research animals. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn. Ability to complete work, meet deadlines, and work independently with only general supervision. Detail-oriented with strong organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving, and prioritization skills.

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

Pay Grade: R9

Salary Minimum: $15.00-$17.42 hourly.

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.Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.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/ search Job ID: 256970.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, 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=256970&PostingSeq=1






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