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Lab Associate, Department of Internal Medicine Division of Endocrinology, College of Medicine

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With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism is hiring a full time Lab Associate to provide support activities for the research needs and to administer the daily operational policies of the laboratory.  This is opportunity is located at our Reading Campus.  

Essential Functions

  • Must be proficient at basic wet lab procedures; should be able to make up buffers and solutions to scientific standards, maintain accurate and transparent documentation, and ensure data integrity.
  • Skillful at PCR, DNA/RNA and protein extractions.
  • Skillful at western blotting.
  • Comfortable with work involving mice and rats, and be able to assist with animal husbandry, handling, blood drawing and euthanasia and tissue harvesting; Be willing to learn potential animal surgical techniques.
  • Able to perform microscopy and use if electronic data capture.
  • Assist with animal behavioral testing.
  • Ability to learn (if not already skillful) at sterol extractions and preparation for LC-MS/MS analysis.
  • Will need, though prior experience is helpful, to train up on operation of LC-MS/MS.
  • Will need, though prior experience is helpful, to work with cores on molecular biology techniques such as single-cell RAN Seq, or DNA sequencing.
  • Liaise with Endocrinology administrative staff to share required documentation.
  • Perform related duties based on the laboratory’s need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Associate's Degree.
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

One (1) year of experience in an area of technical specialty.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 92286 


Lab Associate, Department of Internal Medicine Division of Endocrinology, College of Medicine

Date:  May 12, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Reading Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Medical Lab, Molecular Biology, Biology, Healthcare, Science