Research Assistant I, II, III

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

Position Title

Research Assistant I, II, or III

Department

Biomedical Sciences

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

23-201

Work Location

Columbus, 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 knowledge to follow or adapt protocols and techniques; design and implement research protocols with the PI; keep experimental records; and oversee laboratory inventory and safety.

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 considered as experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Possesses the laboratory skills necessary for experimental procedures in molecular biology and microscopy, ideally experience with C. elegans as a model animal. These skills may be acquired by training on the job, but after training the Research Assistant is expected to be able to function without continuous supervision.
  • Ability to analyze experimental data and formulate initial conclusions.
  • 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.
  • Possesses basic computer skills to enter data, maintain protocol manuals, conduct literature and internet searches.
  • Ability and motivation to teach techniques to new laboratory members.
  • 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.
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?

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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