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Research Assistant, Cancer Biology

Date: Jul 26, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Department of Cancer Biology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is seeking a self-motivated research assistant to assist the research on selective autophagy of astrocyte in neurodegenerative diseases and in brain metastasis. Part of the responsibility is to assist the daily running of the laboratory of Dr. Chenran Wang . 


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

Essential Functions

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and records 
  • Assisting with experiments involving basic biochemical, molecular and animals by following standard laboratory protocols. 

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Neurobiology and other Biological Sciences, or in a related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • MS degree in Biochemistry, Neurobiology and other Biological Sciences, or in a related field preferred.  
  • Experience and strong interest in laboratory research.
  • Prior experience with animal studies, immunohistochemistry, or RNA-seq/ChIP-seq analyses.  
  • Previous experience and knowledge with neural cell culture, protein, DNA and RNA purification, animal surgery and mouse colony management are advantageous. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
Hearing, listening - Often
Talking - Often
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Bending - Often
Stooping - Often
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


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.


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