Research Associate- CSM-Chemistry and Biochemistry

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7180537 (Ref:ej-4615491)

Posted: September 19, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Associate- CSM-Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job ID: 263524
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


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 than 9,000 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.


Augusta University-

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

Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.

Job Summary

Provide advanced mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, microscopy, and instrumental support for the Laboratory for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Facilities, and Chemistry Core facilities for the collection of data, interpretation of data, and service and maintenance of equipment. This position will also train faculty, staff, and students on the
proper use and interpretation of laboratory instrumentation. The position will also require knowledge of Instrument Standard Operating Procedures and Method Development to aid the Director of the Laboratory of Imaging Mass Spectrometry in new directions for instrumental analysis.


The duties include, but not limited to:

Perform routine analysis of instrumentation (mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, microscopy) in the Laboratory for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, and Dr. Guido Verbecks research group.

Manage data interpretation and storage for all collected spectra.

Train faculty, staff, and students on instrument use and data interpretation.

Perform routine maintenance, calibration, and method development for the Verbeck Research Group and Laboratory for Imaging Mass Spectrometry instruments.

Aid the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & Chemistry Core in maintenance, training, calibration, analysis, and method development on departmental instrumentation.

Perform administrative duties as it pertains to the Dr. Verbeck Research Group and Laboratory for Imaging Mass Spectrometry.

Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master'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 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 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.

Research experience in Instrument Laboratory, specifically Mass Spectrometry Lab.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Excellent customer service, interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational and verbal/written communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and other computer software/databases; and Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines despite often interruptions, maintain confidentiality, keep accurate records, and make independent decisions.

Mass spectrometry instrument knowledge, both general and specific; Spectroscopy instrument knowledge (fluorescence, UV-VIS, Raman, NIR, OES), both general and specific; data analysis statistical software; method development and SOP development knowledge.


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

Pay Grade: R14

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 selected 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 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 applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

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.

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Job posting number:#7180537 (Ref:ej-4615491)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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