Research Associate - Immunology Center of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7178042 (Ref:ej-4581659)

Posted: September 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Associate - Immunology Center of Georgia

Job ID: 263368
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

Performs laboratory work related to studies in cancer and heart disease. Maintains research database, communicates well with other laboratory members, and works well as part of a team. Assists with ordering supplies and maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment.

Dr. Lynn Hedrick


Responsibilities to include but not limited to:

  • Perform laboratory experiments related to cancer and cardiovascular disease.

  • Maintain laboratory databases of reagents and antibodies.

  • Maintain current biosafety laboratory protocols in accordance with both university and national regulations.

  • Assist with training and supervision of new students, postdocs, and technicians in the lab as needed.

  • Perform 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

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication. Ability to maintain confidentiality.


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

    Pay Grade: R14

    Salary minimum: $36,197-$50,675 annually.

    Salary 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: 263368.

    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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    Job posting number:#7178042 (Ref:ej-4581659)
    Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
    Employer Location:Augusta University
    United States
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