Senior Research Associate

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

Job Description


Senior Research Associate

Job ID: 233772
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


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.

Augusta University - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The Georgia Cancer Center is on a mission for Georgia providing industry-leading cancer research and care that benefits patients locally and globally. Our ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer and we are proudly making progress every day. When we say patient care is a priority, we mean it. We assemble custom teams of field experts to address each individual's unique needs.The Georgia Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building provides quality research space to promote multidisciplinary collaborations and translational research, which is essential to creating an environment that promotes innovation. Our research approach supports important National Cancer Institute goals including ensuring every cancer patient has access to the newest and most innovative clinical trials in the nation, clinicians and researchers work together to initiate new research protocols based on the clinician's interaction with the patient, and each cancer patient receives personalized treatment through the interaction of the multidisciplinary team of clinicians and allied health professionals.

Job Summary
Job Posting RefreshedProteomics and Metabolomics Core at AU has recently acquired a state-of-the-art equipment, Agilent Technologies 6470B Triple Quadrupole LC/MS and 1260 Infinity II Binary Pump in addition to our existing Q-TOF LC/MS and Orbitrab LC/MS technologies.A dedicated individual with appropriate expertise is required for running this top of the line instrument, data collection and data analyses. The core uses mass spectrometry as the key technology for qualitative and quantitative protein characterization and advanced methods for profiling and quantitation of small molecules. In this core position is also expected to do billing services through iLab system, budgeting and planning for the core, working with vendors to obtain discounted reagents, pricing services to ensure a profit will be obtained while keeping prices competitive with similar other Universities/Institutes available services. This position requires the knowledge of decent cell biology/molecular biology in addition to experience with LC/MS technologies. The job requires an ability of data analysis from these different types of experiments on these different platforms.

The duties include, but are not limited to:Perform quality assessment on submitted samples.Prepare sequencing libraries for one of three platforms and one or more applications for sequencing. Configure barcodes for samples that are multiplexed and verify the concentrations and quality for libraries.Perform sequencing, monitor progress of the run.Perform data analysis including gene expression, chromosomal copy number alterations or rearrangements, mutations, miRNA expression and interaction with mRNA expression levels etc.Transfer data from server to shared campus box or to investigator's choice of destination.Perform billing, budgeting, reagent ordering, equipment maintenance and general lab maintenance.Contact technical supports to collect information/articles and consult for individual project requested by investigators.Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, multi-tasking and prioritization skills

Shift: Days/M-F, Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.Pay Grade: R15Salary 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 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! 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

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