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Research Fellow, Cancer Biology

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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

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 July, August, or September in the lab of Dr. Tom Cunningham at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in the Department of Cancer & Cell Biology, to study the molecular mechanisms that contribute to cancer development.


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. Cunningham 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).
  • Proficiency in Python, R, or other programming languages. 
  • Previous independent laboratory experience outside of required undergraduate courses.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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


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: 68225 


Research Fellow, Cancer Biology

Date:  Sep 11, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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