Research Assistant I, II, III

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Savannah, GA
Categories: Research and Laboratory

Position Title

Research Assistant I, II, or III

Department

Biomedical Sciences

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

23-215

Work Location

Savannah, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Hours Per Week

40

Responsibilities

The incumbent will provide research support to projects led by the PI; apply research skills and molecular biology knowledge to follow or adapt protocols and techniques to accomplish the requirements of the research; and design and implement research protocols with the PI.

Required Qualifications

The Research Assistant I position requires a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences or a related field from an accredited college/university and some research experience. The Research Assistant II position requires a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences or a related field from an accredited college/university and a minimum of one year of related research experience. The Research Assistant III position requires a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences or a related field and three years of related research experience of which some of that time must be in a lead role or a related master's degree from an accredited college/university and one year of relevant research experience of which some of that time must be in a lead role (Coursework not counted as experience).

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Possesses the laboratory skills necessary for experimental procedures in molecular biology/cell culture. These skills may be acquired by training on the job, but after training the Research Assistant II is expected to be able to function without continuous supervision.
  • Knows how to use biological and chemical formulae in calculations and in practice in order to prepare experimental reagents.
  • Knows how to record information clearly and accurately in order to maintain laboratory notebooks.
  • Possesses the organizational and managerial skills to maintain the general order, cleanliness and safety of the laboratory.
  • Has the ability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 25 lbs. for periods of one or two hours with or without reasonable accommodation in order to load cases of lab supplies on storage shelves and to move distilled water/buffer containers.
  • Possesses basic computer skills to enter data, maintain protocol manuals, conduct literature and internet searches.
  • Interpersonal skills for working with others collaboratively; communication skills (both verbal and written); organization skills; appropriate attention span; strong work ethic, dependability, and honesty; positive attitude and motivation; caring and responsible personality in dealing with research investigators.
  • Ability to learn and perform molecular biology experiments with human/animal tissue samples (Western blot, Real Time PCR, Tissue Culture, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, etc.)
  • Ability to learn and perform basic bioinformatic analysis (ChIP/RNA-seq).
  • Ability to analyze experimental data and formulate initial conclusions.
  • Experience in animal experiments is a plus.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Pay Rate

Title and pay are commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt for Research Assistant I
Exempt for Research Assistant II or III

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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