Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 216290
Department Information 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. Minimum Requirements 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 particularly clinical trial researchOR
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; previous supervisory experience Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
Ability to complete work and meet deadlinesWillingness and ability to work with research animalsDetail-oriented with the ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to work independently with only general supervisionStrong organizational, prioritization & time management skillsExcellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Word and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn Responsibilities The duties include, but are not limited to:
Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while insuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines.Analyze results of experiments and procedures, develop new protocols, surgical, histological, electrophysiological and cell culture procedures.Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; Summarize and evaluate findings; Develop derivative applications of techniques developed by own research activities or reported by other research projects. Present findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally and internationally.Perform immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, PCR, real time PCR, western blotting, tissue culture, brain surgeries, behavioral testing and microscopic analysis.Supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other research personnel engaged in research activities and/or related laboratory work. Inspecting animal cages, genotyping, breeding mouse colonies and conducting animal studies on immunohistochemistry. Will analyze results, interpret data and confer with PI on research plans.Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Shift/Salary This position is supported by grant funds.
Shift: Full-Time/Days/M-F Pay Grade: R12 Salary: $15.06/hr
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 5/9/2019 - Until Filles Conditions 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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