RESEARCH ASSISTANT II/III - Otolaryngology - Smith Lab
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 132417
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: To conduct independent and directed scientific studies and research in support of a Principal Investigator's research
Purpose of position: The Smith Lab is seeking a Research Assistant III (RAIII) to conduct laboratory duties and research in molecular and circadian biology in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology. We use an integrated approach that combines the principles of circadian biology to study disease processes. With a murine model of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, we are examining the molecular mechanisms that contribute to progression of disease. We are translating findings in the lab for human health and disease. The RAIII will independently perform experiments according to established procedures, make accurate observations, record test results, analyze, and present data.
???Perform experiments and record data Follow established research protocols. Understand the scientific principles involved in the research. Apply those principles to troubleshoot and modify procedures and techniques when appropriate. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data and perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. Design and execute daily laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel. Apply standard protocols to specific experiments. Assists in training post doctoral fellows, graduate students, and junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment. Capable of directing an undergraduate trainee in simple, well-established procedures. Maintains an active role in laboratory's meetings, presentations, and publications. Contributes material for reports, publications, journal articles, and abstracts. Able to orally present data in group presentations.
???Research and improve current methods Utilize internal and external resources to reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques, bring in new techniques or modify existing techniques. Evaluate innovative techniques
???Lab Administration Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Troubleshoot and/or make modifications as necessary to established procedures. Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain cell cultures. Operate standard laboratory equipment. Willing and able to assist in daily operations of the laboratory including answering phone, maintaining lab supplies, organization, and cleanliness. Maintains optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality checks. Provides appropriate safety monitoring checks as assigned (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.) ???Serve as a Resource Demonstrate competence in specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Effectively communicate with team members and contribute to their growth by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills. Stay abreast of changes in key systems. Serve as a resource to the department in specific area(s).
???Customer Service Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify and understand customer needs and expectations and meets them. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.
Required for RAII:
??? High school diploma or equivalent
??? 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline. or equivalent combination of education and experience
???May require an Associate degree, vocational training, apprenticeships or equivalent
Required for RAIII:
??? Bachelor's degree in a related field
??? 1 year of work experience in a related job discipline OR Master's degree in a related field
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