Research Assistant

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 Assistant
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 240260
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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 experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.
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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 confidentialityDetail-orientedExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Preferred Qualifications Two years’ experience as Research Assistant in high complexity clinical laboratory; experience in HPLC, molecular methods and cell culture preferred.

Responsibilities The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform Cation exchange HPLC and Reverse Ph HPLC analyses for support of the newborn screening program as well as other diagnostic clinical and research support
  • Recieve samples in the lab and process Research samples for hemoglobinopathy testing. Maintain database of specimens received and racking of those specimens until all requested tests are performed; maintain all repository samples in working order, including serum, urine, and DNA samples; assist with data collection for various statistical analysis
  • Assist with development and maintenance of quality control measures; prepare for CAP and CLIA certifications; assist with preparation of reports
  • Assist with daily operations of the lab such as answering the phones, filing, and transporting items around campus
  • Perform specialized tests required for ongoing research projects, as needed including DNA based analyses, cell cultures, immnofluorescece experiements and western blots
  • Perfom preventative maintenance on equipment
  • All other duties as assigned
Job Summary This position will assist with the daily operations of the THJH Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory by supporting the efforts of the Newborn Screening program, perform HPLC and other tests as needed for clinical support, assist with quality control procedures, assist with management of equipment and supply inventory, and perform specialized tests required for ongoing research projects. This position will assist the Laboratory Director as needed in the daily administrative functions of the lab. This position will also assist with various Research programs and perform cell cultures, immunofluorescence experiments, western blots, DNA/RNA isolations, PCR’s and genetic sequencing. This position will also provide assistance in several other key experiments to aid the generation of data for publication and submit competitive grant application.Shift/Salary This position is grant funded.Shift: Days/M-FSalary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the positionRecruitment Period: 3/4/2022 - 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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