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 doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Neurosurgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine?
UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Research Assistant to apply professional knowledge, skills, and training to support the objectives of the laboratory. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.
Job Description: Full time (40 hours/week) research assistant in Dr. Jed Hartings’ Brain Tsunami Lab studying neurophysiology of brain injury in rodents. Job entails (1) managing laboratory operations to include inventory, ordering, maintenance, scheduling, and regulatory and safety compliance, (2) providing technical support in preparing and maintaining equipment and supplies, (3) performing experimental procedures, including animal handling, surgeries, and tissue processing.
JobDuties and Responsibilities:
Laboratory management duties include:
(1) Manage financial and material resources including but not limited to
(a) maintaining supply inventories
(b) ordering supplies,
(c) receiving shipments, distributing supplies and equipment, and
(d) appropriately filing financial documentation
(2) Manage regulatory and safety compliance in accordance within the regulations of IACUC/ LAMS, Radiation Safety office, Institutional Biosafety Committee and OSHA, and other agencies, maintain chemical inventory and MSDS binders
(3) Maintain laboratories in good working order including but not limited to
(a) maintenance of animal surgical facilities
(b) overseeing routine equipment maintenance,
(c) coordinating equipment repair
(4) Prepare and maintain supply of items for routine use, such as laboratory reagents and stock solutions
(5) Record experimental notes and maintain records; (5) establish and develop experimental techniques and equipment, including standard operating procedures (SOPs)
(6) assist in experiments by performing defined procedures, (including rodent surgeries) and maintaining animal health logs
(7) maintain general cleanliness and order. Responsibilities also include supervision and training of new and existing laboratory personnel (student workers, volunteers, graduate students, etc.) on matters of safety (OSHA, fire safety, radiation safety, animal use areas, etc) and laboratory procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a profession/field, or equivalent level of knowledge
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in neuroscience, biology, or related field, or equivalent knowledge, and two years of full-time work or laboratory experience.
Prior full-time experience in a research laboratory and familiarity with research operations, including regulatory and ethical compliance, basic methods in biomedical research, and familiarity with rodent research.
Prior experience in a biology/neuroscience laboratory.
Knowledge/Experience: This job requires an enthusiastic work ethic and an ability to work and communicate efficiently with others. The successful applicant will also possess the following attributes or skills: self-motivation, organization, integrity, time-management and prioritization, intiative, good judgment, and ability to follow instruction and work independently. Prior experience in a biology/neuroscience laboratory is preferred.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
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).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
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