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Research Manager - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, US
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Sep 26, 2023

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Social Science / Humanities
Statistics, Biology
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Research Manager - Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Job ID: 261910
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 Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy is dedicated to understanding cellular function through state-of-the art research in areas such as autophagy and apoptosis, bone metabolism, developmental biology, molecular motors, dysphagia/swallowing disorders, exosome biology, renal disease, stem cell research, vision science (retina and cornea), and cell wounding. We are dedicated to conveying new knowledge to future scientists and educating the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals. We welcome your interest in our department and invite you to learn more about the exciting research and educational opportunities within the department!

Job Summary

Assist in designing experiments involving molecular labeling at the EM level; manage execution of these experiments, making certain all federal/state and state regulation guidelines are clearly followed; responsible for training and supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and technical staff in the use of high tech microscopes, laboratory protocols; especially tissue preparation for immunogold and other approaches that reveal molecular structure with EM, data analysis, record maintenance and statistics; coordinate, collaboration in research; attend workshops; responsible for laboratory safety as it relates to immunocytochemistry; perform routine sample preparation for TEM and SEM; act as a representative of Augusta University for the EM/Histology Core; collaborate with AU faculty and various other outside facilities and institutions with experiments related to electron microscopy (transmission and scanning).


The duties include, but are not limited to:

Plan, train and execute with Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, staff and laboratory technicians tissue processing for labeling molecule, slides, evaluating their location through serial electron microscopy in a variety of experiments involving a variety of research: cancer, Alzheimer, cell wounding, neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, bone, etc.

Perform serial, Immuno, and routine transmission electron microscopic photography utilizing sophisticated Gatan digital imaging software for AU faculty and several off-campus universities and commercial facilities. Perform ScanningElectron microscopic photography, SEM sample preparation, critical point drying and sputter coating

Responsible for extensive training of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and laboratory on usage of sophisticated TEM scope: assisting with images, advising, recording data; performing statistical analyses using one of several commercially available software packages and reporting all results to Research Faculty.

Train and operate complex laboratory equipment involving EM to include: ultramicrotomes, toxic chemicals used in fume hoods, special tissue processing, microwave oven, assembly and operation animal dissection and perfusions; computer-assisted image analysis system; protocols as they are newly developed in the laboratory; prepare these protocols in a way that can be given to the laboratory webmaster for posting on the EM Core web page.

Follow established standards in handling toxic materials needed to visualize molecules; assist the laboratory safety officer in monitoring general laboratory safety and report to the PI and safety officers of Augusta University.

Responsible for billing associated with TEM/SEM Immuno sectioning, etc.

Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year directly applicable experience; previous supervisory experience OR Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience; or major coursework completed on a Ph.D. in a related scientific field with two years of progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of eight years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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


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

Pay Grade: R15

Salary minimum: $38,913-$54,478 annually.

Salary: (Min-Mid or list up to the budgeted amount which should not be more than the midpoint).

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:261910

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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