Research Assistant

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Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13653

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The Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is charged with conducting high-impact original biomedical research and translating the findings to clinical applications, and in educating future physicians and researchers. Our research addresses fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and cancer biology. Collaborations have been established with clinical departments for studies that investigate various diseases including neurological diseases (stroke, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome); psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia and autism); degenerative diseases (osteoporosis); cancer; and endocrinological disorders. Our laboratory studies the molecular and cellular bases of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders and their comorbidity with metabolic disorders. We are using viral gene transfer and transgenic mouse models, along with neuropharmacological and electrophysiological studies to understand how an impaired adipose-brain axis contributes to the pathogenesis of major depression, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Located within the Division of Laboratory Animal Services, our laboratory maintains breeding colonies of a number of transgenic mouse strains. var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$1','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$1');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;Minimum Requirements

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 Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills Good verbal/written communication and interpersonal skillsBasic computer skillsOrganized, detail-oriented, and reliableStrong interest in science and working in a research laboratoryAbility to maintain confidentialityWillingness and ability to work with research animals var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$2','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$2');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;PreferredHighly motivated individual with a passion for learning who works well in a fast-paced environmentAbility to follow established routine procedures; keep accurate research records; work in a team environmentExperience in mouse husbandry is highly desirable var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$3','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$3');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to: perform general laboratory routine procedures including laboratory maintenance, mouse colony husbandry and genotyping, sample collection, molecular biology, biochemistry (e.g. PCR, western blot), immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays, and operating, after training, advanced phenotyping tools such as metabolic cages, electrophysiology recorders, etc.; and other duties as assigned. var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$4','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$4');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;Shift/SalaryThis position is supported by grant funds. Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: R9 Salary:$12.13/hr Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 12/21/2017 - Until Filled var RichTextValue = PTRTEFillcache('','PT_RTE_IMG_DB_LOC','record://PTRTDB','HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$5','1');var TextAreaObject = document.getElementById('HRS_JO_PDSC_VW_DESCRLONG$5');if (typeof(TextAreaObject) != 'undefined' && TextAreaObject != null) TextAreaObject.innerHTML = RichTextValue;Other InformationThis 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 everyday 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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Posted: 10/9/2018
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