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Research Associate, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

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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.


About the Department

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.  


Job Overview

A full time Research Associate staff position is available in the Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core (Director: Xiang Zhang) in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. GES Core is one of the best equipped laboratories in the College for the next generation sequencing and many other services/collaborations in genetics and epigenetics. It is fully sustainable and always maintains financial stability over the past 10 years. In 2022, it’s expected revenue is over one million dollars. Staff in the Core have opportunities to learn innovative technologies and operate innovative instruments for biomedical research, and attend national professional meetings. We are looking for a qualified lab Research Associate to undertake a variety of laboratory procedures.

Essential Functions

Perform experiments and records data in a relatively independent manner:

  • Participate in developing new techniques and services.
  • Interpret data and judging validity of data.
  • Participate in troubleshooting of experiments and optimization of experiment conditions.
  • Communicate with Core users and answer general questions.
  • The next generation sequencing and related experiments.
  • Single cell sequencing and related experiments.
  • Illumina Beadchip assay.
  • Genotyping.
  • Other general laboratory experiments such as isolating DNA and RNA, QC analysis, PCR/ qPCR and data analysis.


Maintain instruments and the core facility in good condition:

  • Detail oriented, excellent record keeping abilities and organizational skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Order and receive supplies, receive, and ship samples, and answer phones.
  • Perform other experiments as deemed necessary.  

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field.

Required Experience

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

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • This position requires applicants to have initiative, good technical skills, productivity and personal organization, and work in a customer-focused environment.
  • Specifically, this position requires the ability to maintain well-organized experiment records and always keep the core facility clean and clear.
  • Extensive training will be provided.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously

Application Process

  • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume with GPA.
  • All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
  • Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.



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: 85664 


Research Associate, Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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