Research Assistant, Division of Hematology and Oncology

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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 College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, is recruiting for a full-time, research assistant, in the laboratory of Leukemia and Drug Development Laboratory (LDDL), to help conduct research in the area of hematology.  Encompasses individuals at all degrees and have a high level of competency in research but may not have an independent research program.

The LDDL is in the CARE/Crawley building on University of Cincinnati’s East Campus. We are a diverse team focused on studying the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and cure of hematological malignancies. The LDDL recruits, employs, mentors, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status. The LDDL has a clear vision and mission: We seek to attract talented people to execute cutting edge research. We want people to stay and create their best work. We are dedicated to the ongoing journey that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable growth.

Essential Functions

  • Contribute to collective team effort.
  • Document and organize research results and data according to NIH’s preferred good laboratory management practices (LabArchives).
  • Assist with the coordination of research studies in hematology.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on evidence-based literature. 
  • Independently works on projects and troubleshoot problems. 
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, interpretation of data, and validity of testing. 
  • Maintain timely project goals, deadlines, and studies for contributions to publications and grant funding applications. 
  • Apply scientific skills and knowledge to demonstrate technical capabilities of single cell platforms.
  • Analyze and communicate results and data analysis from high throughput sequencing platforms. 
  • Share responsibility with other lab members for lab maintenance including possible ordering and stocking of laboratory supplies and maintenance of lab inventory.
  • Molecular biology techniques desired:
    • General cell culture techniques
    • Tissue culture and related wet lab techniques (i.e. western blotting, functional assays).
    • Flow cytometry
    • Animal tissues handling
    • Preparation of novel therapeutics for in vivo studies
    • Optimize and perform in vitro immune assays
    • Basic handling of DNA and RNA techniques including sample isolation, PCR, and preparation of samples for sequencing
    • Gene editing of cell lines and primary cells with CRISPR-Cas9 or viral vectors

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

Additional related work experience may be required depending on field or discipline.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s degree in a clinical or scientific discipline is highly desirable.
  • Prior research experience in a laboratory setting is highly recommended.
  • Two years+ of in-depth knowledge of translational research laboratory practices.
  • Experience with specialized software (i.e. Microsoft Suite, Labarchives, GraphPad Prism, Endnote).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - 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.
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Standing - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Sitting - Often

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: 95183 


Research Assistant, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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