Assistant Research Scientist/ Research Scientist/ Principal Research Scientist- Georgia Cancer Center

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7248786

Posted: May 28, 2024

Application Deadline: July 27, 2024

Job Description

Assistant Research Scientist/ Research Scientist/ Principal Research Scientist- Georgia Cancer Center

Job ID: 272054

Location: Augusta University

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Job Summary

Job ID: 272054

Position # 40074019

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University seeks an Assistant Research Scientist, Research Scientist, or Principal Research Scientist. The successful applicant will have strategic and tactical responsibility for the operations of Bioinformatics Central, consultation, recruiting, overseeing core support staff and provision of leadership in developing core resources and providing research support and training for research faculty and staff at the Georgia Cancer Center. The selected candidate will find a vibrant bioinformatics community of about 15 Ph.D. level researchers.

The selected candidate will lead a team that develops and applies bioinformatics workflows for standard and custom data analysis across a broad range of technologies, including single cell and single nuclei sequencing, bulk transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, genome variant analyses, transcriptomics, epigenomics, pathway analysis, pseudotime analysis, transcription factor networks. The bioinformatics core is expected to create deliverables that could serve as standards for quality and innovation in broader communities, building informatics tools for data management, omics within the reality of clinical data integration. This position is not considered on tenure track.


Georgia Cancer Center needs and work with core - 25%
-Determine Georgia Cancer Center needs and work with core Scientific Directors in setting strategic, scientific and operational priorities.
-Provide best practice bioinformatics services to investigators across campus, including pre-experiment/grant consulting, application and training on the use of bioinformatics core software tools, and integration of user-generated and large-scale public data sets.

Participate in leading national and international efforts - 15%
-Participate in leading national and international efforts aimed at establishing best practices and standards for omics basic science and potentially integration with clinical data representation and analysis.
-Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget.

Implementation of workflows - 15%
-Enable implementation of scalable workflows to disseminate analytical advances to the research community.
-Engage with the community to both embrace and develop best practice.

Developing and promoting the core - 20%
-Develop and promote the funding model for expansion and sustainability of the core, including investments from organizational units around the community, charge-back models and collaborative grant applications to ensure long term sustainability.
-Lead and collaborate on grant applications related to bioinformatics core

Developing plans - 20%
-Develop staffing plans and oversee recruitment; oversee developers as necessary, provide management of database design, interface design and information processing.
-Co-ordinate a monthly seminar series, special trainings and mini-courses and organize user groups for bioinformatics related activities.

Other duties assigned - 5%
Other duties assigned

Required Qualifications

PhD or equivalent


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Research Scientist- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Research Scientist- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Principal Research Scientist- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

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.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

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 make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

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.

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
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

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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.

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Job posting number:#7248786
Application Deadline:2024-7-27
Employer Location:Augusta University
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