Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 20, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

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Research Associate - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 266744
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

Researching Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes... With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions. The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.



Job Summary

The major focus of research related to this position is identifying mechanisms of inflammation in retina- and choroid-related vasculopathies. The primary roles will be to manage animal colony for in vivo experiments, expose pups and adult mice to oxygen-induced and laser-induced retinal injury, harvest and analyze tissue samples, and assist with interpretation of study results. The position will also assist with general laboratory management including vivarium care and gene identification and ordering supplies as needed.



Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Cell culture and mouse tissue collection.

  • Molecular biology assays of cultured cells and tissue: Western blot and qRT-PCR.

  • Tissue sectioning and histology.

  • Data analysis and record keeping.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



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; OR 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.



Preferred Qualifications

Experience with cell culture, mouse tissue collection, and molecular cell biology techniques.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

KNOWLEDGE



Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

SKILLS



Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. A keen attention to detail and strong work ethic.

ABILITIES



Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be highly motivated and have a desire to learn.



Shift/Salary/Benefits

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



Pay Grade: R14

Salary Minimum: $36,197 annually.



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!



https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ Search for Job ID: 266744.



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.


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=266744&PostingSeq=1






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