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Research Assistant - Cancer and Biology

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Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The Department of Cancer & Biology at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a self-motivated individual to assist the research on selective autophagy in development of postnatal neural stem cell and glial microenvironment in brain metastasis under the direction of Dr. Chenran Wang.



  • Assist in the daily activities of running the laboratory.
  • Ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and records.
  • Assisting with experiments involving basic biochemical, molecular and animals using set protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Opportunity for independent research is also available depending on experience and interest.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a profession/field or equivalent level of knowledge.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • BS or MS degree in Biochemistry, Neurobiology and other Biological Sciences, or in a related field with experience and strong interest in laboratory research.
  • Prior experience with animal studies, immunohistochemistry, or RNA-seq/ChIP-seq analyses is a plus.  
  • Previous experience and knowledge with neural cell culture, protein, DNA and RNA purification, animal surgery and mouse colony management are advantageous


Questions and inquiries for additional information may be directed to the following:

Chenran Wang Ph.D.



This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 35885


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Biochemistry, Neurology, Cancer Research, Molecular Biology, Science, Healthcare, Research

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