Research Assistant, Cancer Biology
Date: Jul 28, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) 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. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine's faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day.
The Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is seeking a self-motivated Research Assistant to join the new laboratory of Dr. Amanda Wasylishen. This position will assist research on epigenetic dysregulation in pancreatic diseases including cancer and pancreatitis. Part of the responsibility is to assist in the daily running of the laboratory, including initial set-up. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
Ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and records
Perform experiments and records data according to research protocols.
Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. May perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
May assist in animal colony management and animal husbandry.
Apply research principals for less complex assignments.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on field or discipline.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Previous experience with genetically engineered mouse models, mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemistry and/or nucleic acid purification.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
Hearing, listening - Often
Talking - Often
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Bending - Often
Stooping - Often
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
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).
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