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Full Job Title: Research Associate -Development of the Immune System

Job Number: 96680

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 1-10-2018

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, CCHMC Affiliates

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Principal Investigator



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct independent and directed scientific studies and research in support of a Principal Investigator's research for a Medical Center.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in Dr. Harinder Singh's lab in the Division of Immunobiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The Singh lab is focused on elucidating the gene regulatory networks orchestrating development of the innate and adaptive immune system including B-and T lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils dendritic and mast cells, in mouse and human cells. They utilize a combination of genetic, molecular and mathematical modeling approaches to further analyze the regulatory networks and are engineering stem cells to adopt particular immune cell fates.

·Conduct Research
Design, execute and record laboratory experiments; apply standard scientific/research protocols to experiments, research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Develop, set-up and verify new procedures in the laboratory. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols; design formats. Discuss relevant insights about experimental results with Director and provide useful recommendations and analysis. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and repair equipment; monitor proper use by personnel. Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks. Demonstrate performance at work, consistency in carrying out instructions, accuracy & attention to detail, achieving expected results & continuous improvement.
Draft, write and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles and abstracts. Present at local, national and international scientific meetings.
Train and supervise the work of other laboratory personnel as appropriate. Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations and publications. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs and seminars. Demonstrate attendance and punctuality, ability to work independently & display initiative and dedication
·Financial Management
Assist in preparing, writing and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance and resolve any discrepancies.
May act as a mentor to more junior staff, serve as the contact for resolution of complex issues, provide education, guidance and work direction. May provide input and feedback to managers on hiring decisions, professional development and performance management.

Ph.D., M.D or equivalent degree in related discipline.
•3 years of related postdoctoral experience
A PhD in Immunology and expertise in molecular cell biology, biochemistry, and mouse genetics is preferred.

Skills & Competencies
·Clerical Abilities
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
Considering multiple perspectives or challenging traditional assumptions; formulating unusual, clever ideas or developing new insights; astutely identifying new ideas that will improve organizational functions, products, or services
·Information Analysis
Locating and gathering relevant information; recognizing and working to eliminate important gaps in existing information; determining the value of the information; synthesizing and organizing information to get a better understanding of a problem
·Educational Resource
Willingness to serve as an education resource to others
Ability to supervise others
·Computer Proficiency
Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet
·Detail Orientation
Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
·Time Management
Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
·Statistics - Intermediate
Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display
·Lab Procedures - Advanced
Knowledge and the ability necessary to independently perform advanced laboratory procedures
Ability to express results in the form of oral/written presentations suitable for publication and/or funding
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

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