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Research Assistant - Cardiology

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Date: Jul 23, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Research Assistant

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology

College of Medicine


Job Summary:   The Research Assistant (RA) is responsible for assisting lab staff and trainees in the management of the research animal colonies. The RA will perform basic and general laboratory research and clerical tasks. May perform tasks related to the research projects independently and will be subject to periodic review by supervisor. 


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Animal work:
    • Manage large research animal colony.
      • Set-up and maintain complex breeding schema.
      • Animal Identification and genotyping.
    • Assist with injections of experimental compounds.
    • Ship live animals worldwide.
    • Isolation and culture of primary cells.
  • Lab Work:
    • Performs laboratory experiments utilizing standard techniques and equipment.
    • Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies.
    • May instruct students in basic laboratory techniques.
  • Shipment of infectious, and biological substance samples in compliance with IATA Dangerous Goods regulation.
  • May process orders or invoices, or undertake other clerical and simple accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel.
  • Complete mandatory institutional safety training and annual re-training.
  • Assist in human subject research sample collection, including but not limited to saliva and blood.


Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor degree in a profession/field or equivalent level of knowledge.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Lab Animal Technician (LAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or willingness and ability to become certified.
  • Five or more years managing a large research mouse colony.
  • Experience in isolation of mouse cardiomyocytes.
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Meticulous documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in various computer and software applications.


NOTE:  This position does not qualify for Visa processing or sponsorship.


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: 38483


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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