Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220126
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.OR
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.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentialityCompetency in research techniquesWillingness and ability to work with research animalsExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skillsProficient with Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesEnergetic, highly organized and ability to work with minimal supervision after trainingPreferred Qualifications
- Previous laboratory experience, especially with skills in cell culture, animal management and basic molecular biology (e.g. plasmid construction, Western blot, Flow analysis).
- Experience in maintaining and running complicated laboratory systems; in a cell biology or biochemistry laboratory; and experience ad a research assistant, technician or lab manager.
Responsibilities This position involves participation in laboratory experiments to assist an NIH funded research project aimed at developing innovative anticancer regimens. The project involves testing different drug efficacy among cancer cell lines, gene functions and generating different animal models. The duties include, but are not limited to:
General Lab Duties: Preparation of solutions, maintenance of tissue cultures, plasmid preparations, gel electrophoreses, laboratory stocks maintenance, experiment analyzation and preparation for publication/presentation performing experimental procedures under supervision of the PI.Carry out/assist with animal studies.Participate in projects and development of research protocols. Management of lab operations.Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: R12 Salary: $15.06/hour
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 9/22/2020 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 an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.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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