Research Assistant - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description

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Research Assistant - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Job ID: 253419
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
The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy is dedicated to understanding cellular function through state-of-the art research in areas such as autophagy and apoptosis, bone metabolism, developmental biology, molecular motors, dysphagia/swallowing disorders, exosome biology, renal disease, stem cell research, vision science (retina and cornea), and cell wounding. We are dedicated to conveying new knowledge to future scientists and educating the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals. We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to learn more about the exciting research and educational opportunities within the department!

Job Summary
Participate in project study, work with trainees and technicians in the laboratory; manage mouse colonies, including animal breeding, genotyping, and animal-related experiments, perform, plan and execute simple independent studies; participate in new research techniques and procedures; ensure compliance with rules and regulation and pertaining to use of biohazardous materials, oversee the use of materials and equipment in the laboratory.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to: Experiments: Perform a variety of genetic, genomic, and cell biological experiments to study the genetics factors involved in in Ocular Disease, maintain mouse lines for eye-related research. Project Planning and Research Protocols: Participate in research activities and procedures of staff, graduate and summer students by participating and meeting with lab members. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols. Mice: Maintain mouse lines for eye-related research, upkeep and maintain research protocols for human and mouse research. Laboratory Preparation & Technical Assistance: Prepare reagents for lab and organize the research laboratory environment; assist with technical aspects of experiments being conducted by trainees in the laboratory. Supplies & Equipment: Order supplies and equipment; maintain and trouble shoot equipment; maintain chemical and equipment inventories. Literature: Perform literature searches, analyze research results, prepare results for presentation at local, national and international meetings and for publications. Other: 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 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
Preferred Experience
Eye-related researchSome previous experience with social/behavioral science (public health) research is desirable OtherGood communication skills and a willingness to learn

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: $15.00/hour

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=253419&PostingSeq=1






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