Research Associate

Job description

Research Associate

  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Salaried Full Time HSC
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: 8:30 - 5:00
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: HSC College
  • Department: Med Microbio & Immunology
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: $ 38,100.00 - 47,667.00
  • Grade: Salaried HSC - J104
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2925
  • Position Control Number (PCN): T88263
  • Posting Period: Open Until Filled
  • Position Description:

    Serve as a research associate on National Institutes of Health (NIH), EPA - funded projects to study innate immune responses, particularly the interferon system, to protect against viral and non-viral diseases. Assists in laboratory maintenance, scientific assays and evaluating experimental data.


    Required Education/Experience/Licensing:

      Education and training generally associated with a B.S. or M.S. Degree in biology, microbiology or related field.Prior laboratory research experience is preferred; experience working with molecular biology techniques, e.g. PCR is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to read relevant papers from the scientific literature as may be recommended by the PI. Basic computer skills with knowledge of data analysis and graphic programs, read and write common vocabulary, ability to work independently. Ability to work well with others is essential. Experience with animal training will be prioritized.
    Required Communication and other skills:

      Excellent oral and written communication skills.Ability to lead a project with minimal supervision in an organized fashion.Capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting.Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required.  Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience using advanced Excel functions such as tables, graphs, statistical formulas, and Basic editor is preferred.Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities.
    Preferred Qualifications:

      Education/experience/licensing:BS or MS in biology, physiology, pharmacology, kinesiology, neuroscience, genetics, or related discipline.Prior laboratory research or technician experience desirable.Experience in cell culture and/or mouse maintenance will be preferred.

    Working Conditions:Will work with infectious materials or waste, potentially-hazardous chemicals, and occasionally in proximity to unpleasant odors. Strict adherence to all safety regulations is required.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/2/2021
    Application Due: 7/1/2021
    Work Type: Full Time