Jr Research Associate, Cancer Biology

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
Jul 21, 2021
Aug 27, 2021
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Salary Type
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine 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.

A Jr. Research Associate position is currently available for employment beginning in July, August, or September in the lab of Dr. Tom Cunningham at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in the Department of Cancer & Cell Biology, to study the molecular mechanisms that contribute to cancer development.

The employee will have an opportunity to perform cutting-edge biomedical research with the intention of publishing their results in pre-eminent peer-reviewed scientific journals. Previous employees serving in this role have utilized this job as a stepping-stone to pursue medical (MD) or graduate (PhD) degrees at prestigious biomedical institutions or lucrative positions in industry.

The employee will work very closely with and receive direct training from Dr. Cunningham and other members of the lab, which may include postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, clinical fellows, or undergraduate researchers.

Essential Functions

  • Perform experiments that include, but are not limited to:
    • Western blot analysis, RNA isolation, PCR, tissue culture, mouse genotyping, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, and mouse dissection followed by tissue processing and histological analysis.

  • Laboratory organization, including ordering, and ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

Required Education

  • B.A or B.S in relevant fields such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, etc.

Required Experience

  • Expertise in mice handling and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Proficiency in Python, R, or other programming languages.
  • Previous independent laboratory experience outside of required undergraduate courses.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often

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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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