Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease

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Job Overview

The Division of Cardiovascular Health and Diseases is recruiting a full time Research Assistant. The position will work under the general supervision of the laboratory Principal Investigator (PI) on sponsored research projects performing standard and complex laboratory procedures in the field of nanoparticle and nanoemulsion manufacturing in support of therapeutic ultrasound applications in cardiac biology.

Essential Functions

  • Schedule experiments in collaboration other researchers according to PI instructions.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents, or media using standard techniques including calculations, mass balance, and pipetting. 
  • Setup, calibrate, operate, and perform routine maintenance on specialized scientific equipment.
  • Collect and analyze data using existing approaches in Microsoft Excel and other scientific software.
  • Organize and centralize files and records.
  • Maintain accurate and timely record of test results.
  • Assist other researchers with experiments.
  • Apply standard quality control procedures to assure accuracy of test results.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

1 year of experience in a scientific laboratory environment.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Strong fundamental scientific and engineering skills for the execution of experiments and evaluation of experimental data.
  • Wet bench laboratory skills including formulation of lipid nanoparticles or hydrogels.
  • Ideal degree areas include Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Tissue Engineering, or Bioengineering.

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.

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.


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).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95435 


Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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