Research Technician, Gross Lab, College of Arts & Sciences

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Job Overview

The Gross Lab at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to hire a full-time Research Technician. Our lab examines the nature of organismal response to environmental pressures, using the Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus). The successful candidate will primarily facilitate research activities for a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating craniofacial and sensory evolution. In collaboration with the laboratory head, this position involves training in and performing experimentation, training graduate and undergraduate students, maintenance of our live animal colony, and general lab housekeeping duties.


Position summary: The primary responsibilities for this position including ‘wet lab’ research activities as determined by the project needs (40%), training other lab members in experimental tasks (30%), and animal husbandry and lab maintenance tasks (30%). 
The position is renewable pending available funding. To apply, submit a CV/resumé and the contact information (phone number and email address) for up to three references.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the coordination of research studies in a particular discipline.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.
  • Solve problems using combined research knowledge.
  • Independently works on whole projects/problems.
  • Contribute to the collective team effort.
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.
  • Analyze research results.
  • Organize data search and analysis procedures.
  • Assist in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards.
  • Assist in the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
  • Accomplish assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments.
  • Serve as a seasoned level researcher.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • This job description can be changed at any time.

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

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
    undergraduate students; and 6) experience with data analyses using statistical software.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 
  • Desired qualifications - In addition to minimum qualifications, desired qualifications include 1) over 6 months experience in live animal care, 2) prior experience with fluorescence and light microscopy, cryosectioning, tissue culture and transplantation, 3) experience processing and analyzing RNA-sequencing and genome-wide sequencing projects, 4) experience with imaging and word processing software programs (MS Office Suite), 5) experience training and supervising

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously

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.

  • This is a full-time position, with the expectation of 40 hours/week. The initial appointment will have a 6-month probationary period, and then extended to one year based on performance. The starting salary for this position is $38,000
  • 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.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95613 


Research Technician, Gross Lab, College of Arts & Sciences

Date:  Apr 23, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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