Research Assistant - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7189818 (Ref:ej-4748320)

Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Research Assistant - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Job ID: 258447
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 - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is the state's only public medical school. The Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia is committed to cutting-edge research and excellence in education. Our research addresses fundamental questions ranging from genetic, epigenetic, cellular and circuit regulation and tissue regeneration to pathophysiology of inflammaging, neurodegeneration, psychiatric disorders, and CNS injuries using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches.

Job Summary
A training position designed to carry out advanced independent research to achieve the objectives of the research project, ensuring consistency with established methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines and completeness of documentation. Participate in research data collection and analysis; develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures. Conduct studies of related literature; write and publish articles in scientific journals. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Managing of animals (C. elegans worms). Performing behavioral tests, imaging, biochemical assays, genotyping, Generating new transgenic C., elegans strains, and assisting with general lab operation and inventory.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
Experiments: Perform a variety of experimental studies including C. elegans behavior, lifespan, cell biology and molecular biology experiments. Experiments may include but not be limited to performing genotyping, microscopy, western blotting, and generating new transgenic worm strains. Analyze results of experiments and procedures using manual or computer techniques. Lab Operations: Assist with daily operation of the research laboratory, including C. elegans maintenance. Other: Performs other related duties 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 setting particularly clinical trials research OR Associate 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 confidentiality. Ability to use sound judgement and work independently. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational and critical thinking skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday *Work outside of normal business hours may be required.* Pay Grade: R9Salary 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 applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! search Job ID: 258447. 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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Job posting number:#7189818 (Ref:ej-4748320)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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