POSITION TITLE: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
DEPARTMENT: Child Policy Research Center
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director
TITLES SUPERVISED: N/A
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION:The Research FlowCytometry Core (RFCC) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is looking for a highlymotivated candidate for a long-term position in a core facility specializing inflow cytometry and single cell analysis. The RFCC is a fast-pacedenvironment where individuals work with researchers across a variety ofdisciplines to provide consultation, analysis and other services using the RFCCequipment. Instruments include four cell sorters, seven analyticalcytometers, ImageStreamX, Luminex and AutoMACS. Qualified candidates will havethe ability to think quickly and critically, effectively multitask whileprioritizing immediate needs, learn new and complex technologies, troubleshoothigh-end scientific instrumentation, work well in a team environment, have goodcustomer service skills and effectively communicate with researchers fromdiverse backgrounds. Experience with flow cytometry acquisition andanalysis is essential and cell sorting experience is optional butpreferred. Educational opportunities will be provided to the appropriatecandidate as needed.
Develops or participates in developing research topics, proposals, protocols, budgets, and research designs. Recommends approaches for improvement activities, recommends and performs new processes, and communicates results.
·Data Collection and Analysis
Executes and records research applying standard scientific protocols. Supervises and/or participates in data collection, tabulation, analysis, and interpretation. Manages primary and secondary datasets and selects appropriate statistical techniques to analyze data.
Draft, write, and edit reports, papers, journal articles, and/or policy briefs. Maintain an integral role in the center's meetings, presentations, and publications. Present research findings to others at local and national meetings and seminars.
Discuss relevant insights about research results with supervisors/Director and provide useful recommendations. Train and/or supervise the work of other personnel as appropriate. Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and meeting/conference attendance and implement this knowledge into the center and health policy research field. Provide services in a manner to be regularly and conveniently available to meet the needs of Cincinnati Children's research initiatives as determined by department management and Cincinnati Children's governing body.
Skills & Competencies
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
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
·Data Management - Basic
Basic knowledge of data management methodologies and technology sufficient to protect information
Willingness to serve as an education resource to others
Ability to supervise others
Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet
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.
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 - Advanced
Advanced knowledge and the ability to apply statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·PhD in a related field
·3 years related experience beyond master's degree Preferred: