Research Assistant

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Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 217750
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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.
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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.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Must be highly motivatedAbility to maintain confidentialityMouse database management skillWillingness and ability to work with research animals
Attention to detail, strong work ethic and desire to learnExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesStrong experience in mouse work, including mouse breeding, genotyping, and tissue isolation/processing

Preferred The desired candidate would have strong experience in mouse work, including mouse breeding, genotyping, and tissue isolation/processing. Background on molecular biology is a plus.Responsibilities We are looking for a motivated team member to perform cutting edge research on vascular disease. The successful candidate will have the valuable opportunity to work with our talented lab members to perform studies on mouse models of vascular disease (aneurysm, restenosis, and arteriovenous fistula) using multiple experimental techniques, including quantitative real time PCR, Western blots, unbiased genome-wide RNA deep sequencing (RNA-seq) and ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas genome editing, RNA pulldown, RNA-FISH, and confocal microscopy. The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Mouse database maintenance, mouse breeding, and genotyping.

  • Tissue isolation for animal disease models, tissue processing for histology, western blot, and quantitative RT-PCR study.

  • Mouse physiology measurements including tail-cuff blood pressure and Doppler ultrasound for blood flow

  • Perform statistical evaluation of experimental data: sample size power calculation, statistical tests (t-tests, ANOVA) using commercial available software (Prism, Graphpad).
  • Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.

Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: R9 Salary: $13.01/hour - $14.25/hour Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 11/27/2019 - until filledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.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 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: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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