Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 218281
Department Information The Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (DNRM) is ideally aligned with the national mandate for greater translation of basic research from the lab bench to the patient's bedside. With strong support from AU and the University System of Georgia, DNRM brings together nationally recognized scientists and clinicians unlock the unsolved mysteries of major illnesses such as schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. It is the goal of DNRM to create an exciting, highly interactive environment for cutting-edge research and to make discoveries that will bring great benefits to people. DNRM will also serve as a magnet for philanthropy by individuals and foundations with an interest in finding the causes and cures for numerous neurological and behavior disorders that have adversely impacted their families and communities.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 researchOR
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
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to learn (with supervision), and then to perform cognitive science experiments
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
- Prior experience carrying out, or assisting in, research in a laboratory setting, preferably in the area of psychology, cognitive science, neuroimaging, or information technology
Responsibilities The Research Assistant in this position is expected to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a neuroscience laboratory that studies the mechanisms of cognition and strategies of cognitive rehabilitation. The duties include, but are not limited to performing experimental studies using a combination of behavioral, neurophysiological and imaging techniques, manage laboratory areas, and assist the PI in complying with all regulatory requirements. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working with human subjects regularly, carrying out psychophysical (behavioral) experiments on study subjects, and assisting the PI and other lab personnel in various experiments involving neuroimaging and eye-tracking in human subjects.
- General management for labs, including (but not limited to) maintaining the laboratory, including ordering reagents, equipment, software, etc. for the lab, ensuring compliance with all applicable study protocols, and cleaning and maintenance on laboratory equipment.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F Pay Grade: R9 Salary: $13.00/hr.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 2/20/20 - Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta UniversityEqual 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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