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Research Scientist, Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

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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.


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 Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Teresa Reyes in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.


Studies in the lab seek to understand how early life environmental challenges can shape brain development, at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. The lab uses multiple behavioral neuroscience techniques, including: gene expression analysis (e.g., RNAseq), immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy, coupled with extensive cognitive/behavioral assessments. The candidate will be provided with training in research areas with which they are less familiar, as well as professional development opportunities. The Reyes lab is committed to a diverse and inclusive lab environment in which everyone is supported to reach their full potential.

Essential Functions

  • Modify and adapt experimental protocols, techniques and procedures to specific project requirements.
  • Design, coordinate and conduct experimental procedures.
  • Data analysis.
  • Prepare research results and written summaries of results in manuscript form for publications and in graphics form for presentation at research meetings and for grant proposals.
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory protocols and records.
  • Provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Ph.D in related field.

Required Experience

  • The candidate should have four (4) years of experience in standard research skills, including standard molecular and cellular biology techniques as well as prior work with rodents.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attentiveness to detail are required.
  • They should also be able to lead projects and work cooperatively with others as well as communicate research results effectively.


Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience in advanced molecular techniques (i.e.,RNA-Seq) and computational approaches is desired.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attentiveness to detail.
  • The incumbent should also be able to lead projects and work cooperatively with others as well as communicate research results effectively.

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 of $65,000 - $75,000 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.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 84041 


Research Scientist, Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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