Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225461
Required Qualifications Master's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care, social sciences 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, social sciences 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 use sound judgement and work independently.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of histological methods, processing tissue/sectioning/EM.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Preferred Qualifications Expertise in histological methods (isolation and orientation of eyes, processing tissue for paraffin, frozen and plastic sectioning and EM. Experience in Biology, Cell Biology.Responsibilities The individual will manage the histology services for researchers on campus. Expertise in histological methods (isolation and orientation of eyes, processing tissue for paraffin, frozen and plastic sectioning and EM etc.). The position will provide training for Immunohistochemistry experiments as well as EM IMH. The individual will utilize existing equipment (microtomes, cryostats, embedding stations etc.) to conduct the work. The individual will coordinate workflow-scheduling for research projects, monitor usage, assist with troubleshooting and most importantly will provide customized guidance and consultation on all research related projects.The duties include, but are not limited to:
Manage, plan, train, and execute with Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, staff, and laboratory technicians for Immunohistochemistry experiments as well as EM IMH for research projects at Augusta University and other Universities.Utilize existing equipment (microtomes, cryostats, embedding stations etc.) to conduct the work, coordinate workflow-scheduling for research-related projects, monitor usage, assist with troubleshooting and most importantly provide customized guidance and consultation on research related projects.Work with Principal Investigators and staff in assisting newcomers to research at Augusta University with experimental design and best practices.Monitor general laboratory safety and report to the PI and safety officers of Augusta University/Medical College of Georgia.Set up/Establish users in labs, enter job related request for scheduling specialized equipment, generating reports, storing/sending data, etc.Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary Shift: Days/M-F 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: 3.31.21 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.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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