Research Assistant
Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Research Assistant

Job ID: 257764
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 - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University trains and educates today's health care professionals: the therapists, technicians, administrators, managers and assistants who are the backbone of our country's health care workforce. As the nation's population ages and increasingly struggles with chronic disease and disability, as well as health care reform, our mission of educating premier health care professionals has never been more vital. We stay on the leading edge of national trends and advances in science, technology, and professionalism. In just the last decade, we have expanded our graduate programs nearly 250 percent, bolstered our clinical mission, and multiplied our research initiatives threefold. Our students enjoy clinical opportunities across Georgia. We were an early proponent of interdisciplinary and distance education, and we continue to lead the way with our innovative programs.

Job Summary
Performs a variety of complex duties involved in a clinical study, a basic science or research laboratory in support of research initiatives; develops and evaluates new techniques and procedures; may coordinate and/or supervise activities of support staff.

Job duties include, but are not limited to: Administrative - Complete a variety of administrative duties such as ordering equipment and supplies, maintaining supply/reagent inventories and monitoring/disposal of hazardous waste; responsible for maintenance of research facilities and equipment, oversight of record keeping, laboratory clean-up, etc. Laboratory - Perform molecular and cellular analyses according to standardized protocols. Tissue and cell preparation for biochemical assays and performance of biochemical and molecular biological assays such as RNA analysis, spatial gene expression profiling, western blotting, immunohistochemistry and enzymatic assays. Perform analysis using microscopy. Research -Participates in planning and development of research protocols. Maintains and organizes sample inventory. Collects data and performs lab analysis and/or quantifies and tabulates results. Performs data entry in statistical programs for relevant research activities. Performs activities in support of clinical research projects. Coordinates research activities of graduate students, fellows, assistants and other employees.
Recruiting - Recruits participants and determines qualifications/eligibility to participate in study.
Manuscripts - Prepares manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
Grants - Assists with grant preparation. Other - Other 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.
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
Experience with laboratory equipment, analytical ability, knowledge of statistical methods, experience in biochemistry/molecular biology/microscopy, experience working with mouse models.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
KNOWLEDGE Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases SKILLS Excellent customer service, interpersonal, multitasking, organization, verbal and written communication skills ABILITIES Ability to maintain confidentialityAbility to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines despite often interruptions, maintain confidentiality, Keep accurate records and make independent decisions.Ability to work independently

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday
Pay Grade: R9
Salary: Minimum $15.00/hour - Midpoint $17.41/hour
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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, and employee health & drug screening 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! 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

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