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Research Assistant - Vascular Biology Center

Employer
Augusta University
Location
Grovetown, GA
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
Corporate
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About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.

Location

Augusta University - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

Researching Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes... With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions. The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.

Job Summary

Maintain a clean and tidy lab environment (picking up and delivering research packages to making simple solutions and stocking the laboratory with essential items for experiments to be properly carried out). Assist in cell culture, tissue collection and following assays, along with mouse genotyping.

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Assistance in mouse, rat breeding and genotyping

Cell culture, experiments in primary human cells. Western blot, PCR

Daily lab maintenance including ordering/inventory, check/fill liquid nitrogen tank on a weekly basis and provide support for lab members as needed, point person for all equipment repairs or scheduled performance maintenance visits and coordinate with lab members, as needed; contact person for hazardous waste pickups.

Perform other related duties/tasks as assigned.

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 trials research OR 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 trials research.

Preferred Qualifications

Cell culture, animal husbandry, and molecular cell biology techniques

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Willingness and ability to work with research animals

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn

Ability to complete work, meet deadlines and work independently with only general supervision

Detail-oriented with strong organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and prioritization skills

Shift/Salary/Benefits

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required)

Pay Grade: R9

Salary: $15.00/hour - $17.42/hour

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions 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.

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 every day 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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