Research Technician - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7244956

Posted: May 15, 2024

Application Deadline: July 14, 2024

Job Description

Research Technician - Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Job ID: 272192

Location: Augusta University

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:

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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 than 10,500 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 https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.augusta.edu%2Fabout%2Fmission.php&data=05%7C02%7CSCDUNLAP%40augusta.edu%7C163b72015c02495038a508dc704bff0d%7C8783ac6bd05b4292b483e65f1fdfee91%7C0%7C0%7C638508718908142689%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=YCeyV2Yiirkz395lC3eax%2B77seZsE8ESe58zx9CpyJ4%3D&reserved=0 make Augusta University an institution like no other.

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Location

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

College/Department Information

The Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine is charged with conducting high-impact original biomedical research and translating the findings to clinical applications, and in educating future physicians and researchers. Our research addresses fundamental questions in basic and translational neuroscience, particularly in neuronal degeneration and regeneration.

Department website: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/dnrm/

Medical College of Georgia (MCG) website: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/index.php

Job Summary

The employee's primary duties require advanced knowledge in neuroscience, as reflected by prolonged, specialized, intellectual instruction and study. These duties include but are not limited to: experiments using transgenic mouse models; cell and molecular assays; advanced imaging techniques; performing behavioral tests and small animal surgery; analyzing and interpreting data and coordinating with PI on research plans. Participate in project planning and development of research protocols while ensuring adherence to accepted scientific research principles and compliance with relevant federal guidelines. Carry out behavioral tests according to established protocols in the lab. Perform immunohistochemistry, PCR, real time PCR, western blotting, tissue culture, brain surgeries, behavioral testing, and microscopic analysis. Maintain detailed records of all procedures according to prescribed formatting. Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate findings. General management for labs and perform other duties as assigned.

This position is 100% onsite (no telework). Research in the Stranahan lab involves animal models of progressive disease.

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

LAB: Carry out behavioral tests according to established protocols in the lab. General management for labs.

PCR: Perform immunohistochemistry, PCR, real time PCR, western blotting, tissue culture, brain
surgeries, behavioral testing, and microscopic analysis.

RECORDS: Maintain detailed records of all procedures according to prescribed formatting.

LITERATURE: Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature; summarize and evaluate
findings.

OTHER: Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accrediting organization supplemented by two years of college level work in the physical and/or biological sciences, and considerable experience in performing diagnostic laboratory tests and examinations in the specialized area assigned to work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

SKILLS

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality. Capable of writing legibly, working safely around biological materials, washing glassware, appropriately handling sharps, remembering storage location for lab items, and monitoring lab inventory and supplies. Must have visual acuity and fine motor control. All experimental outcomes exhibit variation over a 24hr cycle, so the successful candidate must be capable of arriving on time and maintaining a set schedule.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

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

Salary: $15.00-$16.24 hourly.

Pay Grade: R7

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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!

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Job posting number:#7244956
Application Deadline:2024-7-14
Employer Location:Augusta University
Augusta,Georgia
United States
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