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Research Assistant - Center for Gene Therapy Job in Columbus, Ohio US

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Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc
Columbus, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
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Research Assistant - Center for Gene Therapy

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Research Assistant - Center for Gene Therapy

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Research Assistant- Center for Gene Therapy

Full Time: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

We are seeking a Research Assistant- the primary responsibility is conducting research in development of gene therapy for neuromuscular disorders decided upon by the Principal Investigator; prepares research reports; assists in the preparation of scientific publications and research grant proposals; prepares budget proposals for conducting research studies.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

What Will You Be Doing?

Conducts gene therapy research and laboratory analysis agreed upon with the principal investigator. Molecular biology skills are essential for cloning, characterization, and testing of new plasmids and viral vectors. Biochemical and cell biology skills are preferred but not required. Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments using gene therapy virus vectors (Adeno-associated virus).
Sets up research experiments and arranges for animals to be used in research experiments through appropriate research institute procedures. Performs research experiments independently in accordance with protocols approved by the principal investigator. Such experiments may involve the use of laboratory animals and may, on occasion, require evening and/or weekend duties.
Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies. Ensures accuracy of laboratory analytical procedures as required by specific research projects.
Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals with regard to a specific area of research. Makes recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of laboratory analytical procedures. Implements such refinements or new procedures with input from the principal investigator.
Orders supplies needed to conduct research; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; and assures that research equipment is in good working order.
Maintains a clean working area and performs general laboratory maintenance. Adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

Bachelor of Science degree, preferably with one to two years of laboratory research experience.
Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.
Must be able to develop research reports, and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications.
Coursework in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, statistics, relevant research methods and radiation desirable. Must be computer literate.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
Support your financial protection and security in retirement

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

60% Conducting research studies
 25% Collecting and analyzing data
 10% Preparing reports and miscellaneous paperwork associated with research 05% Purchasing supplies
 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

EEO M/F/Disability/Vet

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