Research Assistant - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7247134

Posted: May 22, 2024

Job Description

Research Assistant - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 272298

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 Immunology Center of Georgia (IMMCG) represents a new initiative by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University to leverage the ability of the immune system to combat disease. The IMMCG will accomplish this by assembling teams of biomedical researchers with strong records of scientific innovation and technological development. The IMMCG will be co-directed by world-class immunologists Drs. Catherine `Lynn' Hedrick and Klaus Ley, both of whom have made major discoveries linking immune cells to specific mechanisms of disease. The goal of the IMMCG is to produce novel and effective treatments for conditions that heavily impact the communities of Georgia and the United States. The new center is aggressively recruiting faculty and staff to lead projects focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer.

Job Summary

The Chiang Lab at the Medical College of Georgia invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our lab focuses on the intricate connections between metabolism, immunity, and cell communication within human diseases. The successful candidate will be central personnel in our team, managing databases, assisting with research projects, and handling certain financial aspects, under the guidance of Dr. Austin Chiang.

Responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Research Related Task: Assist Dr. Chiang with initiating new projects in the laboratory, as well as the preparation and collection of data for grant applications. Assist other research personnel of the Chiang laboratory with their individual projects. Actively contribute to publications through the generation of data, providing critical feedback, and composition of manuscripts.

Coordination of Lab Efforts: Oversee and coordinate Chiang laboratory activities, including research projects. This will include maintaining and ordering laboratory supplies. Create and update relevant laboratory scientific and administrative protocols. Train and supervise other laboratory personnel on laboratory techniques and compliance with regulations as outlined by institutional and federal guidelines.

Finances: Management of the laboratory budget, including tracking all incoming sources of funding and laboratory expenses. Interact with administration regarding order tracking, invoices/payments, and relevant financial reports.

Other: Perform all other job-related duties incidental to work described herein and as discussed with Dr. Chiang

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'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

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

SKILLS

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational and critical thinking skills.

ABILITIES

Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to use sound judgement and work independently.

Shift/Salary/Benefits

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

Salary: $15.00-17.42 hourly.

Pay Grade: R9

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:#7247134
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
Augusta,Georgia
United States
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