Research Associate

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220210

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
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, to perform experiments independently, to complete work, and to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Prior experience in molecular and cell biology and animal studies using the following techniques: gene cloning, expression and knockdown, RT-PCR and Q-PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, mammalian tissue culture and transfection, cell proliferation and death assays, flow cytometry, maintaining mouse lines, and genotyping
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Willingness and ability to work with research animals
  • PhD from an accredited college or university in biological sciences from an accredited college or university
  • Prior research experience in a laboratory
Responsibilities The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting research in the laboratory of Dr. Xinggou Zhu in the Georgia Cancer Center. The main area of research interest is gene regulation of sickle cell disease using cell and animal models. The responsibilities 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. Perform a variety of experimental studies including molecular and cellular biology experiments. Experiments may include by not be limited to performing animal works, microinjection, genotyping, western blot, real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and various microscopy and imaging techniques. Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; Summarize and evaluate findings; Presents findings at scientific meetings locally, nationally, and internationally. Compose articles for publication in scientific journals; Advise principal investigators and other research personal on research techniques, procedures, and other technological aspects of research activities.
  • In addition to general responsibilities above, the duties include, but not limited to: determining the need for new supplies and equipment, making responsible purchasing decisions, placing orders, maintaining computer database and hard copies for inventory (e.g. chemicals, supplies, frozen tissue and protein samples, antibodies, etc.) and equipment service records, keeping laboratory equipment functional, preparation/update of animal use, biosafety and chemical protocols, and coordinating daily operation and cleanliness of the laboratory. Maintain laboratory record keeping, laboratory supplies inventory.
  • Attend lab meetings and discuss results, offer opinions and insight on technical problem-solving and future scientific directions.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F, Work outside of the normal business hours may be required. Pay Grade: R14 Salary: $36,197/Annually Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: Until Filled Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review 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 the course of their employment and beyond.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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