Research Manager

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description


Research Manager

Job ID: 248969
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

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
Immunology Center of Georgia The Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine ‘Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Medical College of GeorgiaThe 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
Administrative accountability for leading, managing, developing, supervising, and evaluating all research personnel and supportive research staff. Manages and collaborates relationships with research staff to ensure professional and educational excellence in provision of quality research. Responsible for supervising, training and evaluation of supportive research staff. Collaborates with Grants/Fiscal Managers and designees to develop and maintain a balanced budget.

Dr. Klaus Ley Lab

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Managerial Duties

  • Oversee postdocs and technicians involved in single cell RNA sequencing
  • Interface with the sequencing facility (currently Eiko Kitamura)
  • employee development
  • interviewing candidates
  • scheduling experiments
  • training staff
  • attending technical meetings with 10x Genomics, BD Rhapsody and other relevant companies
  • organizing the ordering of all supplies for scRNA-Seq, including
    • Library prep reagents
    • Gel beads
    • Antibodies
    • TCR and BCR kits
    • manage all stocks to avoid expiration dates and maintaining the lab,
    • Maintain inventory of all PBMC samples in LN2 dewars
    • Maintain inventory of CITE-Seq antibodies
    • Maintain inventory of reagents
  • Perform cost analyses of scRNA-Seq experiments
  • Calculate sequencing needs
  • Optimize use of Illumina flow cells
  • Maintain good communication with all lab members and Klaus

Lab Duties

  • Isolate PBMCs from human blood
  • Thaw PBMCs using established SOP
  • Organize cell sorting using the flow cytometry core
  • Sort cells as needed
  • Stain with hashtags, antibodies and wash appropriately
  • Plan all scRNA-Seq experiments
  • Plan all bulk RNA-Seq experiments
  • Measure cell number and viability
  • Establish all pre-sequencing quality controls
  • Prepare libraries for mRNA, antibodies, TCR, BCR as needed
  • Run Tapestation
  • Receive FASTQ files from sequencing
  • Run Seven Bridges or Cell Ranger as needed

Other Duties

  • All other related duties/task as assigned

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year directly applicable experience; previous supervisory experience.ORMaster's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience; or major coursework completed on a Ph.D. in a related scientific field with two years of progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience.ORBachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of eight years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentialityExcellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required) Pay Grade: R16Salary: Minimum $41,846/annually - Midpoint $58,584/annually Salary 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. 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 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!

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

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