Research Associate, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

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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.


The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is currently accepting applications for a full-time research associate.  Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.


This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Under the supervision of a designated administrator, the Research Associate will apply professional knowledge, skills, and training to help conduct experimental research work in the area of inflammatory lung diseases.  The Research Associate title encompasses individuals at all degrees that have a basic level of competency in research but not an independent research program.

Essential Functions

  • Perform experiments and record data according to research protocols.
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
  • Interpret data and assists in judging validity of data.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training and experience.
  • Rely on your own resources to independently interpret experimental results and develop potential solutions to challenges, which can be reviewed/revised by the investigator and/or other senior lab personnel.
  • Over time, contribute to development and revision of research protocols and procedures.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in biology or relevant scientific discipline.  

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Ability to operate and maintain lab equipment.
  • Familiarity and comfort with animal-based translational research preferably including basic surgical procedures.
  • Ability to perform other standard biological techniques, such as common quantitative and qualitative methods (proteins, DNA and RNA), chromatography, cell isolation and culture, handling of radioactive reagents, and more.  
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a research lab setting. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


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.


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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: 94126 


Research Associate, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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