Research Fellow, Cancer Biology

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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.

A Research Fellow position is currently available for employment beginning in November/December 2023 in the lab of Dr. M. Czyzyk-Krzeska at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in the Department of Cancer Biology, to study the molecular mechanisms that contribute to renal cancer progression. 

The employee will have an opportunity to perform cutting-edge biomedical research with the intention of publishing their results in pre-eminent peer-reviewed scientific journals. Previous employees serving in this role have utilized this job as a stepping-stone to pursue medical (MD) or graduate (PhD) degrees at prestigious biomedical institutions or lucrative positions in industry.

The employee will work very closely with and receive direct training from Dr. Czyzyk-Krzeska and other members of the lab, which may include postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, clinical fellows, or undergraduate researchers.

Essential Functions

  • Perform experiments that include, but are not limited to:  Western blot analysis, RNA isolation, PCR, tissue culture, mouse genotyping, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, and mouse dissection followed by tissue processing and histological analysis.
  • Laboratory organization, including ordering, and ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

Required Education

B.A or B.S in relevant fields such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, etc.

Required Experience

  • Expertise in mice handling and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Previous independent laboratory experience outside of required undergraduate courses.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


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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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: 94163 


Research Fellow, Cancer Biology

Date:  Nov 12, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Molecular Biology, Biology, Clinical Research, Medical Research, Science, Research, Healthcare