Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description

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Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 261262
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 Associate performs advanced administrative and technical work in support of on-going research projects: Perform experiments in molecular/cell biology including DNA, RNA, protein purification, DNA, RNA, protein characterization by PCR, qRT-PCR, and Western Blotting, cell line culture and primary cardiomyocyte culture, transformation and transfection, and molecular cloning; Assist with mouse colony management, breeding, inventory update, and genotyping; Mouse cardiac physio pathological characterization: Echocardiography, tissue collection, and histopathology

 

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Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

 



Mouse colony management, breeding, inventory update, and genotyping. Molecular biology assays of cultured cells and tissue: Western blot, qRT-PCR. Tissue sectioning and histology techniques. Mouse echocardiography. Other related duties as assigned.

 



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 related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory 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 related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' research and/or clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong research background in transcriptional DNA/RNA using multiple experimental techniques including cell culture, RNA analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation, performing mouse breeding, genotyping, and routine experiments such as cloning, western blot, immunoprecipitation, and immunohistochemistry analyses.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality; Willingness and ability to work with research animals; 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: R14

 

 



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 university.

 



Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.

 



Search for Job ID: 261262.

 



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=261262&PostingSeq=1






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