Research Associate

Employer
Augusta University
Location
Augusta University

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 237875
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Required Qualifications 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.ORMaster'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 or clinical trial research.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentiality
Willingness and ability to work with research animals
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization skills
Knowledge of cell culture, westerns, databases and spreadsheets
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesPreferred Qualifications Experience in molecular/cellular techniques as well as disease models of mouse.
Cell culture and mouse tissue experienceJob Summary Position requires the ability to maintain a moderate mouse colony comprising some 20 genetically unique strains generated by the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing technology. Successful candidate will perform genotyping assays to distinguish each of the mouse lines, set up breeder cages to maintain lines or generate unique combinations of lines for experiments, perform tamoxifen injections to induce the loss or gain of a gene's function in the mouse. A database, already in place, will need daily updating. Candidate must be able to handle and work with mice and have extraordinary organizational skills with ability to multitask. Candidate will also work wit members of a team of scientists each of whom carries out a series of mouse experiments of human relevance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining mouse colony through selective breeding and culling
  • Wean and genetically identify offspring through strain-specific gentyping assays
  • Harvesting tissues from mice to analyze by 1RT-PCR and Western blotting
  • Analyzing gels and updating database
  • Other related duties as assigned, incuding cross-coverage of another Research Associate working with mice
Shift/Salary Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required.) Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.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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