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Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Science

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Pharmaceutical Science division of the UC Winkle College of Pharmacy is accepting applications for a Research Associate to pursue basic and translational cancer research.


The research will focus on understanding the fundamental principles of cancer-associated fibroblasts and the tumor microenvironment in targeted therapy and immunotherapy and determining the molecular, cellular, and transcriptional mechanisms underlying the complex interactions among cancer cells, cancer-associated fibroblasts, therapeutic agents, and the microenvironment. We use a variety of tumor organoid models, genetically engineered mouse models, and xenograft models combined with functional genomic and epigenomic approaches to identify important druggable targets in the tumor microenvironment in melanoma and other types of solid tumors.


Appointment duration:

This appointment is for one year with a possibility to extend based on performance. The desired start date for this position is 7/1/2021.

Essential Functions

  • Design, execute, and analyze laboratory experiments.
  • Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts.
  • Develop, set-up, and validate experimental procedures in the laboratory.
  • Develop and evaluate innovative techniques.
  • Discuss scientific insights about experimental results with Faculty and provide useful recommendations and analysis.
  • Establish a pivotal role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations, and publications.
  • Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment.
  • Follow policies and procedures governing the handling of confidential information as defined by the University of Cincinnati.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Candidates with a background in cell and molecular biology and cancer research.
  • Experience in skin biology, cell signaling, genomic analysis, stem cells, and mouse models of cancer or other diseases will be a plus.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Seldom
  • Walking - Seldom
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Shoveling - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest, a current CV/Resume and three references. Applications without these documents will not be considered for the position.


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.


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