Research Assistant

Job description

Research Assistant

  • 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: 0
  • Salary Range: $ 35,569.00 - 42,300.00
  • Grade: Salaried HSC - J103
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2926
  • Position Control Number (PCN): T88265
  • Posting Period: Open Until Filled
  • Position Description:

    Research assistant to support execution of biomedical research on an National Institutes of Health (NIH) - funded project to study antiviral immune responses to protect against viral diseases. The research assistant is also responsible for coordinating and conducting other activities related to the study that includes managing lab inventories, ordering supplies, preparing reagents, training students, and maintaining the equipment and laboratory.


    Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

      Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with preference for a Master’s degree or equivalent degree or experience.Skills to set up, organize, and oversee the operation and maintenance of the laboratory.Knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, virology, and microbiology.Ability to handle Risk Group 2 organisms and hazardous chemicals safely.Ability to operate laboratory equipment, including spectrophotometers, thermal cyclers, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, ultracentrifuges, and liquid scintillation counters.Ability to conduct biochemical, molecular biological, virological, and microbiological experiments under limited supervision.Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required.  Ability to work and communicate with PI and laboratory members effectively and collaboratively.  Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.Ability to use computer applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Serve as an ambassador of UTMC in the community, demonstrating our organization's values, services and mission.  
    Required Communication and other Skills:

      Excellent oral and written communication skills.Ability to work 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, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, or related discipline.Prior laboratory research or technician experience desirable.

    Working Conditions:Null

    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