Research Manager

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7245345 (Ref.No. ej-5264573)
Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

Research Manager

Job ID: 272098
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 10,500 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. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Georgia Cancer Center is on a mission for providing industry-leading cancer research and care that benefits patients locally and globally. Our ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer and we are proudly making progress every day. When we say patient care is a priority, we mean it. We assemble custom teams of field experts to address each individual's unique needs.

The research and innovations developed at the Georgia Cancer Center ultimately influence the global network of cancer care. Our team fights for far more than just Georgians. The learnings achieved through the care of local patients has wide-reaching implications for creating tomorrow's standard of cancer care. Through facilitating first-in-the-nation trials and growing a depth of understanding only available through a multidisciplinary approach, the Georgia Cancer Center team is equipped to deliver treatment advancements that will be applied in facilities across the world. The team offers a proving ground that paves the way for patients in other areas to have access to new options.

Job Summary

The successful applicant will have strategic and tactical responsibility for the operations of Bioinformatics Central, consultation, recruiting, overseeing core support staff and provision of leadership in developing core resources and providing research support and training for research faculty and staff at the Georgia Cancer Center. He or she will find a vibrant bioinformatics community of about 15 Ph.D. level researchers.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Determine Georgia Cancer Center needs and work with core Scientific Directors in setting strategic, scientific, and operational priorities. Provide best practice bioinformatics services to investigators across campus, including pre-experiment/grant consulting, application, and training on the use of bioinformatics core software tools, and integration of user-generated and large-scale public data sets.
  • Develop staffing plans and oversee recruitment; oversee developers as necessary, provide management of database design, interface design and information processing.
  • Coordinate a monthly seminar series, special trainings and mini-courses and organize user groups for bioinformatics related activities. Develop and promote the funding model for expansion and sustainability of the core, including investments from organizational units around the community, charge-back models, and collaborative grant applications to ensure long term sustainability.
  • Lead and collaborate on grant applications related to bioinformatics core projects.
  • Enable implementation of scalable workflows to disseminate analytical advances to the research community.
  • Participate in leading national and international efforts aimed at establishing best practices and standards for omics basic science and potentially integration with clinical data representation and analysis. Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring, and managing department budget.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

PhD from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year directly applicable experience; previous supervisory experience.


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 PhD. in a related scientific field with two years of progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience.


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.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in analytical, writing, and communication skills. A commitment to providing bioinformatics support for a broad range of scientific projects. Experience in developing and managing projects and people. Extensive knowledge of public domain bioinformatics data sources, public sequence databases, genomics tools, single cell analyses, and gene expression analysis. Evidence of software development experience and proficiency in scripting; Experience with SQL or other relational database systems, Unix and mixed operating systems environments, high-dimensional data management and analysis; Proficient in R and Bioconductor. Python proficiency preferred. Advanced skills with analysis and creating and maintaining databases (metadata).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations. Ability to lead and direct multiple collaborative teams for large projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have significant implications for the management and operations of the organization. Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.

Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Detail-oriented with strong prioritization and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.


Pay Grade: R16

Salary Minimum: $41,846 - Midpoint: $58,584

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 5/16/24 - 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.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates 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.

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 Job Opening ID: 272098

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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