Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 218094
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 Willingness and ability to work with research animalsKnowledge of basic laboratory procedures and equipmentExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesAbility to manage and schedule time to ensure that the needs of the research project are mePreferred Experience working with mouse, while not needed, would be a beneficial asset.Responsibilities The Research Assistant participates in project study, work with trainees and technicians in the laboratory; provide support of research initiatives; perform, plan and execute independent studies; participate in new research techniques and procedures; ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to use of biohazardous materials, oversee the use of materials and equipment in the laboratory. The duties include, but are not limited to:
- Perform a variety of genetic, genomic, and cell biological experiments to study the genetics factors involved in kidney disease.Participate in research activities and procedures of staff, graduate and summer students by participating and meeting with lab members. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols.Maintain mouse lines for kidney related research, upkeep and maintain research protocols for human and mouse research.Prepare reagents for lab and organize the research laboratory environment; assist with technical aspects of experiments being conducted by trainees in the laboratory.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 genetics factors involved in Ocular Disease, maintain mouse lines for eye-related research.Perform literature searches, analyze research results and prepare results for presentation at local, national and international meetings and for publications.Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.