Research Associate

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Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 217310

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 research
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 experienceKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsExcellent organizational skills and writing skills for submission of grants and manuscriptsAbility to maintain confidentialityAbility and willingness to work with research animalsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer/software databasesAbility to manage and schedule resources and manage project expenses, reagents, equipment and other suppliesExtensive knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols including all equipment used in the conduct of the research protocolsAbility to effectively interact with principal investigator and other individuals (faculty, technicians, trainees and pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows)Detail oriented, ability to supervise and coordinate activities of students, graduate assistants and other employees in the laboratory, prioritize and meet deadlinesPreferred Qualifications Knowledge of Augusta University/MCG policies and procedures that govern grant expenditures, grant submissions: Ability to manage laboratory.Responsibilities Coordinate activities of trainees and technicians in the laboratory; provide administrative support of research initiatives; perform, plan and execute independent studies; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures; ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining use of biohazardous materials; oversee the use of materials and equipment in the laboratory.The duties include, but are not limited to:
    Research scientific literature regarding current understanding of experimental paradigms; conduct experiments, analyze results, and summarize findings; prepare finding for presentations at national and international meetings, publications and grants.Coordinate research activities and procedures of staff, graduate and summer students by continuous discussion amongst all lab members. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols; develop and evaluate new techniques and procedures.Advise Principal Investigators, post-doctoral fellows, students and technicians in research techniques and procedures.Ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to us of biohazardous materials (Biological safety), chemicals (chemical safety), anesthetic drugs (DEA; IACUC), and experimental animals (LAS: IACUC); oversee use of materials, equipment, etc.Order supplies and equipment; maintain and trouble shoot equipment; maintain chemical and equipment inventories.Perform a variety of genetic, genomic, and cell biological experiments to study the MCMV and Herpes virus s involved in Eye Disease; maintain mouse lines for eye-related research.Maintenance and upkeep research protocols for human and mouse research.Perform all other duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary This position is supported by grant funds. Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: R12 Salary: $15.06/hr - $16.82/hr Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 10/1/2019 - 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