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Assistant Research Scientist

Company: Augusta University
Location: Augusta
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant Research Scientist Location: Augusta University Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 236390 * Job Summary Job ID: 236390 Position Number: 20009424The AU Center for Blood Disorders is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist with experience in genomics and molecular diagnostics. The Center for Blood Disorders serves benign hematology patients and has a well-established, robust research history, particularly in the areas of sickle cell disease and hemophilia/thrombophilia. The Center has been awarded additional funding to develop methods to diagnose uncharacterized bleeding and clotting disorders and to refine testing for hemoglobinopathies. This position will be responsible for developing Next Gene Sequencing (NGS) panels, planning and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, keeping accurate records of work, and assisting with QA/QC protocols required for CAP accreditation. This position will also be expected to establish research collaborations with other faculty, institutions, and industry stakeholders; carry out searches for information on new and relevant tests in this field; stay current on relevant literature; attend scientific meetings and conferences; and assist with training of students and staff.Responsibilities Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Research:

  • Participate in project planning and development of research protocols
  • Participate in development of new methodologies to diagnose uncharacterized bleeding and clotting disorders and hemoglobinopathy disorders
  • Establish protocols for proper usage and maintenance of Gene sequencer.
  • Develop Next Gene Sequencing (NGS) panels, planning and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting results
  • Keep accurate records of different experiments
  • Troubleshoot equipment and establish protocols for proper maintenance
  • Establish research collaborations with other faculty, institutions, and industry stakeholders
  • Carry out literature review of new and relevant tests in this field and proper usage of new technology to advance testing offered in the lab
  • Attend scientific meetings and conferences
  • Coordinate and participate in research of scientific literature assisting in composing articles for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation for national/international meetings
  • Assist with writing and submitting applications and progress reports to funding agencies Services:
    • Participate in refining current diagnostic methods
    • Assist with QA/QC protocols required for CAP accreditation
    • Participate in routine testing offered by the lab for patient care needs
    • Planning and conducting experiments and analyzing and interpreting results
    • Keep accurate records of work undertaken
    • Actively participate in monitoring quality control Teaching/Instruction:
      • Assist with training of relevant staff with new techniques and methods
      • Teaching and supervising students, residents and fellows who rotate with laboratory Minimum Requirements PhD from an accredited university with a minimum of two years progressive laboratory research experience in genomicsORMasters degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science a minimum of five years experience in research, basic science or clinical laboratoryKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities
        • Ability to maintain confidentiality
        • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
        • strong interpersonal and organizational skills
        • Self-motivation / capacity to work independentlyShift/Salary Shift: Days; Mon-Fri; 8-5*This position is 100% Grant Funded Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.The final candidate 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.How To Apply To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 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.

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