Assistant Research Scientist, Georgia Cancer Center

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 30, 2024
Full time Institutional Research & Planning Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description


Assistant Research Scientist, Georgia Cancer Center

Job ID: 268174
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 268174


Position # 40069736


The Georgia Cancer Center (GCC) at Augusta University (AU) seeks an Assistant Research Scientist to be a part of its Cancer prevention, Control, and Population Health program. This research-track position is for an early career investigator who will benefit from mentorship in order to enhance research focus and skills. Due to the nature of this position, community engagement and evidence of developing dynamic relationships and partnerships will be important. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.



Reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through implementation of programs/resources via individual community members, educational or religious institutions, healthcare, public health and community organizations May organize and conduct community focus groups to determine the most effective cultural components, prior to a program implementation to increase the program's success rate.

Community Partners
Works to relay local community concerns to the Georgia Cancer Center Director or other leadership; identifies community partners; research interests and opportunities, and leverages robust regional partnership networks to facilitate collaborations with the Georgia Cancer Center researchers.

Manages community engagement, equity, and outreach programs that interphase directly with community members, cancer survivors, caregivers, cancer patients, and local organizations across the state, nation, and internationally. Coalition building, strategic planning, program development, grant writing and program evaluation assistance, deliver up-to-date information on innovative and effective cancer prevention and treatment methods.

Examine the influence of personal, neighborhood level, socioeconomic factors (social determinants of health), and availability of healthcare resources in relation to racial differences in survival and treatment of various cancers and other population health issues. Work to address health disparities and establish health equity in the local, regional, state, national, and international communities. Research, study and innovatively utilize tools for social determinants of health, human development index, social vulnerability index, and human rights index.

Other duties assigned.


Required Qualifications

A PhD or equivalent degree



This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.


Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

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.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

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.


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

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.


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

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.


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.

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