Research Associate

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

Job Description


Research Associate

Job ID: 265274
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.


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

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary

Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, experiments and determinations in support of AU research operations. As this position assists in implementing new clinical tests based on emerging science, this is also a technical support role within a clinical molecular diagnostic testing facility. The position requires all aspects of work in a clinical laboratory including but not limited to: maintains inventories, ordering supplies and equipment, test schedules, laboratory preparation, maintenance of equipment, quality assurance activities, patient data entry, research and development of new tests/protocols, and other duties as assigned. Requires flexible working hours and working on weekends. This is a highly advanced clinical laboratory housed in an academic setting. New testing opportunities are continually evaluated. Strong attention to detail, Ability to follow clinical protocols, Experience in a clinical laboratory with a variety of instrumentation and relevant computer software (i.e. MS Excel and MS Word) is highly desirable.

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 directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research.


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 a minimum of three years research and/or clinical experience

Required Qualifications

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Register referral patients in IDX, Sending Caris and Foundation requests. Accession outside consults/specimens. Order ancillary tests. Entering outside cancer reports in cemer. Process request for studies from Cancer Center Preparing slides/reports for molecular tumor board.

  • Confer with laboratory director to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular experiment as required. Review laboratory methods manual, scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information applicable to research experiments. Schedule testing, record and organize patient data, entry and resulting. Organize patient information, electronic formats and/or hard copies, In a HIPPA compliant manner.

  • Order and maintain supply and reagent inventories, maintain lab instruments, and Quality Assurance Maintain supply and reagent inventories, maintain lab instruments, and Quality Assurance. Research, development, and implementation of new tests and protocols. Update and maintain Procedures and Protocols (SOPs) for the laboratory to ensure compliance with biosafety, regulatory and Best Practices requirements.

  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or PhD degree from an accredited institution preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality

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: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: R14

Salary Minimum: $36,197 - $48,000

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 11/3/23 - 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.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

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! Search Job Opening ID: 265274

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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