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Research Assistant, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

 

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.

 

About the Department

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.

 

Job Overview

A full time Research Assistant staff position is available in the Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (Director: Xiang Zhang) in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. GES Core is one of the best equipped laboratories in the College for the next generation sequencing and many other services/collaborations in genetics and epigenetics. It is fully sustainable and always maintains financial stability over the past 10 years. In 2022, it’s expected revenue is over one million dollars. Staff in the Core have opportunities to learn innovative technologies and operate innovative instruments for biomedical research, and attend national professional meetings. We are looking for a qualified lab Research Assistant to undertake a variety of laboratory procedures.

Essential Functions

Perform experiments and records data:

  • Isolate DNA and RNA.
  • DNA and RNA QC analysis.
  • The next generation sequencing and related experiments.
  • Single cell sequencing and related experiments.
  • PCR, real-time qPCR and data analysis.
  • Assist to develop new techniques and services.
  • Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.  

 

Maintain instruments and the core facility in good condition:

  • Detail oriented, excellent record keeping abilities and organizational skills.
  • Order and receive supplies, receive, and ship samples, and answer phones.
  • Perform other experiments as deemed necessary.  

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

  • This position requires applicants to have initiative, good technical skills, productivity and personal organization, and work in a customer-focused environment.
  • Specifically, this position requires the ability to maintain well-organized experiment records and always keep the core facility clean and clear.
  • Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • Extensive training will be provided.

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.

Application Process

  • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume with GPA.
  • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
  • Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.

 

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.

 

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Research Assistant, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Date:  Jun 23, 2022
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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