Research Assistant - Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core
University of Cincinnati
Job posting number: #7122085
Posted: January 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout the Department
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 full time Research Assistant staff position is available in the Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing (GES) Core (Director: Xiang Zhang) at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The GES Core is one of the best equipped laboratories in the College using the most advanced technologies for next generation sequencing, single cell sequencing, and many other services/collaborations in genetics and epigenetics. This high volume, high impact laboratory is expected to generate over one million dollars in revenue this year while supporting research to understand a full spectrum of biological processes and human diseases. Staff in the Core are paid above the average salary, have opportunities to learn innovative technologies, operate the latest instruments for biomedical research, and attend national professional meetings. We are looking for a qualified Research Assistants/Associates to expand our operations.
Perform experiments and records data:
Isolate DNA and RNA.
DNA and RNA QC analysis.
The next generation sequencing and related experiments.
Single cell sequencing and related experiments.
PCR, real-time qPCR and data analysis.
Assist to develop new techniques and services.
Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.
Maintain instruments and the core facility in good condition:
Detail oriented, excellent record keeping abilities and organizational skills.
Order and receive supplies, receive, and ship samples, and answer phones.
Perform other experiments as deemed necessary.
Perform related duties based on the Core's 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
Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, or related fields.
Initiative, good technical skills, productivity and personal organization, and work in a customer-focused environment.
Maintain well-organized experiment records and always keep the core facility clean and clear. Recent graduates are welcome to apply as extensive training will be provided.
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.
Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume with GPA.
All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.
Compensation and Benefits
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.