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Research Assistant - Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program

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Date: Feb 3, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Research Assistant

(Part-Time, 20 hours per week)

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff, and student workers.


The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program, is recruiting for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Assistant. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Job Description:   Part time (20 hours/week) Research Assistant to apply professional knowledge, skills, and training to support the objectives of the laboratory by conducting experiments.


Characteristic Duties:

  • Assist the PI with the generation of animal models (rats or mice) for in vivo experiments and handle balance studies in metabolic cages
  • Extract total RNA and prepare the membrane fractions from kidney tissues and cell culture, and will generate the isoform specific probes
  • Coordinate experiments examining the molecular regulation of genes of interest by Northern hybridization, RT-PCR and the expression of corresponding proteins corresponding proteins by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence for both in vivo and in vitro studies
  • Candidate must be able to conduct routine tasks and experimental procedures accurately and following strict procedural methodologies
  • Preparing specimens and samples for different analytic techniques


Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor's degree in a related profession/field or equivalent level of knowledge


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to maintain organized and accurate experimental protocols and results
  • Capacity to preserve accurate inventory of supplies and reagents ensuring that the laboratory is well stocked and resourced
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail and accuracy are preferred


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: 35553


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