Research Aide - Vascular Biology Center

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7152710 (Ref.No. ej-4240304)
Posted: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Aide - Vascular Biology Center

Job ID: 258635
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
Researching Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes... With the increasing frequency of obesity and diabetes, especially in Georgia, cardiovascular disease is reaching epidemic proportions. The Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University knows the demand is high for new and better treatments. Our internationally recognized team of research experts have one goal - to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of disease so that we all may live longer, healthier lives.

Job Summary
Maintain a clean and tidy lab environment, perform varous tasks: picking up and delivering research packages and making simple solutions/prep for experiments. Assist with mouse breeding and genotyping. Assist lab manager with supply orders and stocking.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to:Assist lab manager with supply orders and stocking. Pick up lab orders from main office and notify the lab of specific deliveries so research experiments are done in a timely manner. Work with administrative office to resolve discrepancies in orders and follow up on incorrect orders. Assist with cell culture. Prepare simple solutions. Prepare for experiments. Assist with mouse breeding/genotyping. Maintain clean lab benches, change bench paper, dust and wipe down equipment, check power status for all equipment, and ensure critical research items are not left on benches before leaving. Taking glassware for washing downstairs and picking up at end of day. Organizing glassware, chemicals, and books on shelves. Cleaning centrifuges and water baths. Filling tip boxes and tube containers and taking downstairs for autoclaving/pickup and stocking as appropriate. Filling flasks with broth and plates with agar for autoclaving and stocking. Ensuring all such reagents are dated and kept well-stocked for lab use. Organizing freezers and refrigerators, alerting lab members as to things that need discarding (old media, cells, etc) and scraping/thawing -20 and -80 freezers to minimize frost/snow buildup inside. Ensure labels on all refrigerator/freezers are updated. Fill liquid nitrogen dewars on a weekly basis arid provide support for lab members with dry ice and liquid nitrogen in smaller dewars, as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent from a State or Federal accrediting organization.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a laboratory setting is desirable, but not necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong organizational an prioritization skills. Willingness and ability to work as a team member in a moderately sized lab. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases or willingness to learn. Ability to maintain confidentiality, follow directions, and complete work and to meet deadlines.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday *Work outside of normal business hours may be required*Pay Grade: R6Salary 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 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 the course of 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 for Job ID: 258635.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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