Research Associate - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7152723 (Ref.No. ej-4241442)
Posted: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Associate - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 258952
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
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
We invite outstanding and highly motivated individuals to explore novel functional roles of lymphatic vasculature and immune cells with us. This position will play a critical role in coordinating and conducting imaging, histology, cell and molecular biology experiments (including material preparation and documentation), maintaining the laboratory ordering and organization. In close collaboration with a senior lab member, the successful candidate will undertake a research project that contributes to our broader mission. Additionally, the position includes assisting with mouse colony, laboratory upkeep and offers the opportunity to acquire fundamental laboratory techniques in the field of immunology and vascular biology.
As a team-oriented basic research group, we aim to understand the homeostatic and pathogenic roles of lymphatic and immune responses in the context of chronic inflammation. Our interdisciplinary team of experts uses cutting-edge techniques to unravel the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these interactions, with the goal of developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for these devastating diseases. As a member of our dynamic and diverse team, you will work alongside supportive mentors and supervisors who will guide you in your exploration of these complex systems. Dr. Czepielewski

Responsibilities to include but not limited to: Wet Lab: Assist with research studies, experiments, and assays, including collection, preparation, evaluation, verification and set-up of biological samples, data analysis and data files storage. Prepare tissue cultures, reagents, and maintain inventory of chemicals, supplies and stock solutions for use in the laboratory. Animals: Manage and assist with animal colonies including genotyping and breeding. Ordering: Assist with ordering supplies and maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment and supervise junior members in the lab.
Equipment: Operate and maintain equipment for microscopy, histology, flow cytometry, protein and mRNA analysis, as well as small animal procedures. Comply with established safety procedures. Assist with general lab maintenance and cleaning.
Other: Perform any other related duties as assigned by P.I.

Required Qualifications
Master'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 research, basic science or clinical laboratory particularly clinical trial research OR 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 a minimum of three years' research and/or clinical experience; previous supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Excellent customer service, interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and other computer software/databases. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines despite often interruptions, maintain confidentiality, keep accurate records, and make independent decisions.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday *Work outside of normal business hours may be required*Pay Grade: R14Salary 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 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! - Search for Job ID: 258952.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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