Research Assistant - Clinical & Translational Science

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7254532 (Ref.No. ej-5319980)
Posted: June 11, 2024

Job Description

Research Assistant - Clinical & Translational Science

Job ID: 272905
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 - Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

Augusta University is actively participating in ways to improve the health and lives of the people of our community, our state, and around the world. To do this, we conduct research, a great deal of which is done through clinical trials in humans (known as human subject research). There are many federal requirements that all research institutions must meet in order to conduct human subject research. We have an outstanding, dynamic, and growing group of researchers, administrators, and office staff ready to assist. Our defined strengths lie in the areas of: Conventional clinical trials; Community, population health, social, behavioral, and educational research; Community education; Well-defined research initiation process; Ongoing and continued support for conduct of research; Integrated and technology advanced IT systems to support efficient research processes.

Job Summary

Provide clinical research support for multiple studies over multiple specialties.


The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Data entry into Microsoft excel or access and may also include data abstraction from the electronic medical record into an electronic data capture system. May be required to learn the electronic medical record system. Check the temperatures of the freezers and refrigerators and maintain an accurate log. Orient new research assistants.

    Ship blood or specimens in accordance with regulations. Learn how to handle biohazard materials. Screen eligible patients in the electronic medical record system. Answer office telephone. Maintain a study file or binder.
  • Schedule future study visits. If trained, accurately measure height, weight, and vital signs in the clinic. If trained, safely draw blood for study laboratories. On certain occasions, can be asked to report during weekends or even after working hours. Help other personnel if needed.
  • Run errands in the office, the university, and the hospital. Able to maintain patient confidentiality. Work with students in the conduct of a study.
  • If needed, will be trained in aseptic techniques in the Operating Room but limited only according to the research protocol. Might travel to an outside health facility. Audit other research assistants. Properly store study medications.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research; OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, cell biology or other natural, life, health care or materials science directly related to the research area to which the position is assigned and a minimum of three years' experience in a research, basic science or clinical setting particularly clinical trials research.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university; Knowledge of lab setting designing and executing research protocols, collecting and analyzing quantitative data, developing and maintaining scientific databases in a lab setting and/or immunohistochemistry, histology, and in situ hybridization as well as Western blot and RT-PCR assays; CCRC, CCRA or CCRP certification is highly desirable; BLS a plus; Completion of Citi program (learner group 1 FDA regulated research).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


Ability to maintain confidentiality and work as a team player. Attention to detail and good laboratory practices. Ability to read directions for experiments with understanding of the results.


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

Pay Grade: R9

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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 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 the course of 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: 272905.

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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