Research Assistant - Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 01, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Research Assistant - Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine

Job ID: 266022
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 - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912


College/Department Information

Established in the summer of 2002, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CBGM) at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) was developed to promote interdisciplinary and translational research in Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine with the ultimate goal of promoting predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory (4P) medicine. The Center's research efforts focus on two main areas: 1) discovery and validation of biomarkers for disease prediction and diagnosis, 2) pharmacomics and drug discovery for personalized medicine. CBGM is home of four internationally renowned programs in diabetes research: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY), the Prospective Assessment in Newborns of Diabetes Autoimmunity (PANDA), the Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) and the Mouse Metabolic Phenotype Consortium (MMPC). Additional research programs include autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. These research programs are supported by an annual extramural funding of approximately $12 million. The center houses several state-of-the-art high throughput and high content facilities for genetics, genomics, proteomics, drug screening and bioinformatics. The center continues to recruit independent investigators with expertise in diverse disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, immunology, medicinal chemistry, drug development, biostatistics, and computational biology. This multidisciplinary approach provides an avenue for investigators to interact and stimulate novel ideas.


Job Summary

Experience in small animal surgery; cell culture; Immunohistochemistry and western blotting, Transfection, and transduction. Duties also include doing technical work in support of on-going research projects; participate in data collection and documentation, development and evaluate new research techniques and procedures, and perform a variety of complex biochemical, in vitro, and in vivo research laboratory procedures; maintain a detailed and organized notebook with procedures and data; analyze results and procedures.



The duties include, but are not limited to:



  • Growing cells and treating for immunoassay analysis.


  • PCR in tissue cells for DNA/RNA extraction.


  • Animal handling and surgeries for diabetic mice.


  • Molecular biology techniques in live animal imaging using OCT and ERG.


  • Animal ordering and maintenance of inventory, protocols, SOP.


  • Microscopy (fluorescence and confocal) - staining various markers.


  • Assisting PI and Postdocs in project experiments and data analysis using GraphPad and Image J.


Perform all other related duties/tasks 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 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

Animal handling experience.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.




Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.




Ability to maintain confidentiality. Willingness and ability to work with research animals. Ability to use sound judgement and work independently.



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


Pay Grade: R9


Salary minimum: $15.00-$17.42 hourly.


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 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 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 for Job ID: 266019.


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.


If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.


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