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Research Assistant Division of Hematology and Oncology Takiar-Wise Draper Laboratory

Company name
The University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type

Research, Education

Posted on
May 20, 2022

Valid Through
Sep 02, 2022

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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.



As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class biomedical professionals and for producing cutting-edge research that generates new knowledge with the goal of improving the health and clinical care of patients.


The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, is recruiting for a full-time, Research Assistant, to assist in the Takiar-Wise Draper Laboratory. The incumbent will assist with the coordination of laboratory projects or research studies in a particular discipline, make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.



*Independently perform experiments and records data according to research protocols in Immuno-oncology, biomarker discovery, and/or Head and Neck Cancer under the mentorship of a two-PI team, in a well-equipped and funded laboratory. *May maintain and oversee animal colony management and animal husbandry. *Solve problems using combined research knowledge. *Analyze research results. Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. *Organize data search and analysis procedures. *Assist in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards. *Assist with the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data. *Accomplish assigned results for projects/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments. *Serve as seasoned professional. *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.).   *Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.


*Bachelor's Degree. *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. *May require experience with specialized software programs.


*Knowledge/Experience: Entry level professional that demonstrates understanding of research fundamentals (e.g. testing and evaluating procedures, data validation and interpretation) and knows fundamental concepts of particular field or research Demonstrates increased professional capabilities; demonstrates continual success in performing increasingly more complex projects and studies that require seasoned/technical skills; demonstrates ability to improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. *Ability to independently evaluate and select techniques, procedures and criteria; uses professional judgment assist with the management of projects/studies or resolve problems. *Communication Skills: Desired candidate would be able to assist in the preparation of research papers, grants, and other documents for publication; advise staff on methods and procedures; explain technical information; present coherently and logically at journal clubs and scientific meetings. *Capability to interface well with other professionals and technicians on projects/studies. *Ability to perform a broad range of work with minimal supervision; entails involvement in a number of research projects/studies; understands interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and acts to preserve integrity of others' deadlines and overall project/study progress and success. *Willingness to receive technical guidance on more complex research issues; report progress to supervisor according to project plans, or based on employee's discretion.


*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.


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 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.


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).




REQ: 83462 


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