Research Assistant, Hoxworth Blood Center, Research Department

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati (UC), College of Medicine (COM), 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 Research Department of the Hoxworth Blood Center is seeking a candidate for a full-time (100% FTE), Research Assistant position.   The candidate will join a dynamic team to assist in the execution of SOP-driven research projects in pre-clinical and clinical trials in transfusion medicine and/or cell therapies. 

Essential Functions

  • Perform experiments and records data according to research protocols.
  • Perform testing for red blood cell (RBC), plasma and platelet studies within the requirements/framework of SOP driven research and/or GLP.
  • Perform phlebotomy (including whole blood and apheresis collections) on research subjects. 
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain records of laboratory inventory and place orders in order to keep the laboratory well stocked with supplies and reagents.
  • Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. May perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory testing and experiments. Analyze data, perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, and interpret results. Author material for reports, journal articles, and abstracts.
  • Apply research principals for less complex assignments.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

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

  • A highly motivated, detail-oriented individual.
  • Expertise in regulated research, i.e. SOP-driven, GLP and/or CLIA certified environment is a plus. 
  • Applicant with previous experience in red blood cell, platelet function, flow cytometry, immunology and/or coagulation studies, and phlebotomy skills. 

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).

 

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.uc.edu/careers.html.

 

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at jobs@uc.edu

 

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.

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Research Assistant, Hoxworth Blood Center, Research Department

Date:  Feb 1, 2024
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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