Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Research Careers

Research Jobs
at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Full Job Title: Human Genetics - RESEARCH ASST I

Job Number: 87471

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 3-6-2017

POSITION TITLE: RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Primary Investigator

TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide technical support and to assist laboratory personnel in routine procedures for an assigned division (s) /department(s) of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

Responsibilities
·Customer Service - Relationship Management
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.
·Serve as a Resource I
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).
·Perform laboratory procedures
Prepare media, reagents, and solutions. Perform procedures and experiments as instructed by senior laboratory personnel. Maintain mouse colony (organize and breed). Take ear and tail biopsies of mice for genotype analysis. Collect samples as instructed; deliver or process samples. Perform DNA purification and PCR techniques for genotype analysis. Analyze transgenic DNA using Southern blotting. Perform computer data entry and maintain records. Maintain complete, accurate, and legible records and appropriate computer databases. Obtain accurate and reproducible results when using established techniques.
·Lab Administration
Assist with ordering and maintaining supplies. Maintain lab supplies of autoclaved items. Assist in answering and directing incoming telephone calls; take and relay messages. Use and maintain laboratory equipment appropriately. Provide appropriate safety monitoring checks for assigned laboratory (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.) as specifically instructed. Assist in training students and new/junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment.

Skills & Competencies
·Clerical Abilities
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
·Communication - Intermediate
Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Data Entry
Computer literacy sufficient to perform data entry and typing
·Follow Instructions - Adv
Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions
·Scientific Terminology - Basic
Basic knowledge of scientific terminology
·Organization
Possess strong organization skills and attention to detail
·Lab Equipment
Ability to operate necessary laboratory instruments and equipment

Required:
·Associate's Degree in a specialized scientific discipline OR
·High school diploma or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Bachelor's program OR
·High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years relevant laboratory experience

Preferred:

Cincinnati Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you would like more information about equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights as an applicant under the law, please click here

Cincinnati Children’s will not discriminate against applicants and employee for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. If you would like more information about the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, please click here