Research Assistant - Clinical and Translational Science

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Chemistry Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

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Research Assistant - Clinical and Translational Science

Job ID: 257389
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 Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary
This position will provide clinical research support for multiple studies over multiple specialties.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Data entry into Microsoft excel or access and may also include data abstraction from the electronic medical record into an electronic data capture system. Can be required to learn the electronic medical record system. Check the temperatures of the freezers and refrigerators and maintain an accurate log. Orient new research assistants.
  • Ship blood or specimens in accordance with regulations. Learn how to handle biohazard materials. Screen eligible patients in the electronic medical record system. Answer office telephone. Maintain a study file or binder.
  • Assist with and/or recruitment of new study participants to include screening. Schedule future study visits. If trained, accurately measure height, weight, and vital signs in the clinic. If trained, safely draw blood for study laboratories. On certain occasions, can be asked to report during weekends or even after working hours. Help other personnel if needed.
  • Run errands in the office, the University, and the hospital. Able to maintain patient confidentiality. Work with students in the conduct of a study.
  • If needed, will be trained in aseptic techniques in the Operating Room but limited only according to the research protocol. Might travel to an outside health facility. Audit other research assistants. Properly store study medications.

Perform all 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.
ORAssociate 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' experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.

Preferred Qualifications
Databases, operating systems, spreadsheets & BLS.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to use sound judgement and work independently. Ability to remember protocols, listen, and walk more than sit. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills. 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: R9Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.Recruitment Period: Until FilledAugusta 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 Requirement Retirement), 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.The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle. 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.

Credit Check
This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

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/ search Job ID: 257389.

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=257389&PostingSeq=1






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