Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 217789
Department Information Our faculty study a variety of fundamental questions ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, functions of the nervous system and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. A number of doctoral students of Neuroscience
and Molecular Medicine
PhD Programs are doing their thesis research in the department. The department is also a major contributor to Augusta University’s Center for Healthy Aging
, a multidisciplinary consortium whose mission to improve and restore function to injured and degenerating tissues of the human body. The department places a strong emphasis on translational research with collaborations with multiple clinical departments including Neurology, Psychiatry, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery
. Laboratory Info:
The laboratory’s research focuses on mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission of brain neurons. Highly motivated applicants with experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy are encouraged to apply. 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 confidentialityExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesAbility to learn (with supervision) to perform cognitive science experimentsPreferred
- Prior experience carrying out, or assisting in, research in a laboratory setting.
- Proficiency in using common office productivity tools, such as software tools for word-processing, drawing, editing; managing references, etc.
Responsibilities Research Associate 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 techniquesAnalyzing, interpreting data and coordinating with PI and other laboratory personnel about research plansHandling, training and day-to-day interaction with patients/human study subjectsHelping manage day-to-day operations, upkeep of the laboratory and compliance with all regulatory requirementsWorking with human subjects regularly, carrying out psychophysical (behavioral) experiments on study subjects, and assisting the PI and other lab personnel in various experiments, including neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance Imaging [fMRI], electroencephalography [EEG] and/or eye-tracking) experimentsGeneral 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 of laboratory equipment, data managementPerform all other related duties/tasks as assigned by the Principal investigator
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: 12/11/2019 - 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.Credit Check This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.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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