Research Assistant

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

Job Description

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Research Assistant

Job ID: 244029
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
Laboratory InformationThe laboratory's research focuses on clinical and laboratory research on the mechanisms of visual function and dysfunction. Highly motivated applicants with prior experience in laboratory research and computer programming are encouraged to apply. Department InformationThe Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (DNRM) is ideally aligned with the national mandate for greater translation of basic research from the lab bench to the patient's bedside. With strong support from AU and the University System of Georgia, DNRM brings together nationally recognized scientists and clinicians unlock the unsolved mysteries of major illnesses such as schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. It is the goal of DNRM to create an exciting, highly interactive environment for cutting-edge research and to make discoveries that will bring great benefits to people. DNRM will also serve as a magnet for philanthropy by individuals and foundations with an interest in finding the causes and cures for numerous neurological and behavior disorders that have adversely impacted their families and communities.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with human subjects regularly, carrying out psychophysical (behavioral) experiments on study subjects, and assisting the Principal Investigator (Pl) and other lab personnel in various experiments involving neuroimaging and eye-tracking in human subjects.
  • General management for labs, including (but not limited to) maintaining the laboratory, including ordering reagents, equipment, software etc for the lab, ensuring compliance with all applicable study protocols, and cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the PI.


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'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 a minimum of three years' experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.

Preferred Qualifications
Some previous experience with human subjects is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to use sound judgement and work independently
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and critical thinking skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Shift/Salary/Benefits

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

Pay Grade: R9

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 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! https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/Select 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

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=244029&PostingSeq=1






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