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Research Assistant, Ophthalmology

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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.


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. A full time Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Chia-Yang Liu, PhD in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

The incumbent will assist laboratory projects or research studies in a particular discipline, makes independent contributions to projects, and studies based on professional training or functional experience.

Essential Functions

Research Assistance: 80%

  • Prepares laboratory reagents and solutions for use and or analysis.
  • Sets up, and conducts experiments, tests, and other scientific procedures; prepares any compounds or chemicals needed; collects and collates data from procedures.
  • Performs preliminary analysis of data from scientific procedures; collates data into publishable form; performs calculations; creates graphic displays of data analysis.
  • Enters data into computerized system; maintains and updates files and databases.


Lab Maintenance/Management: 20%

  • Trains students in laboratory techniques; monitors lab usage to ensure safe and efficient use of facilities.
  • Monitors and maintains physical condition of laboratory.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies; reorders as necessary.
  • Maintains lab equipment; performs minor repairs.

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

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment operation and terminology.
  • Knowledge of computer and word processing/database/spreadsheet software.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Good oral and written communication and training skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records regarding events, outcomes, and the associated data.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical and statistical computation and analysis.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


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.


REQ: 88501 


Research Assistant, Ophthalmology

Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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