Research Associate (Part-Time)

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7152183 (Ref.No. ej-4236862)
Posted: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Associate (Part-Time)

Job ID: 251188
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Part 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

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 cell and developmental biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and cancer biology. Collaborations have been established with clinical departments for studies that investigate various diseases including neurological diseases (stroke, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome); psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia and autism); degenerative diseases (osteoporosis); cancer; and endocrinological disorders. Our department is also the home to the new Transgenic and Genome Editing Core. MCG is a state-supported academic medical center located in a historic city with outstanding recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

Job Summary
A research associate position is available immediately in Dr. Qin Wang's lab in the Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. The Wang lab studies mechanisms and treatment strategies of Alzheimer's disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform a variety of experiments and record/organize experimental results
  • Track and maintain colonies of research animals;
  • Serve as a study coordinator for studies involving rodent animals;
  • Contribute to lab management and operation;
  • Assist with submission of grant proposals and manuscripts
  • Assist with training and supervision of new students and technicians in the lab as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other natural, life, health care, social sciences 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 OR A Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other natural, life, health care, social sciences 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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentialityExcellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Shift: Part-Time (0.49 FTE); 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

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 everyday 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.

GA Defined Contribution Plan
Participation in the Georgia Defined Contribution Plan is mandatory for part-time and temporary employees. The Georgia Defined Contribution Plan is a retirement plan for part-time employees who work less than 50% and for temporary employees. Members contribute 7 1/2% of gross salary to the plan.

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! University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect 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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