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Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery

University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine's doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Neurosurgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

As one of the first surgical training programs in the country, UC continues to drive the direction in our field. Since 1948, University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery has been the academic resource and leader for the region.

Our faculty consists of experts in every subspecialty of neurosurgery, providing residents with an in-depth understanding of any path they may want to pursue. Residents seek out our department for the diversity, depth and breadth they know they will receive. From a renowned cadaveric dissection lab to unlimited research opportunities, neurosurgery residents at the University of Cincinnati know they will have the resources to push themselves and the department to the next level.

The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery Neurotrauma Laboratory is seeking a Research Fellow. The Research Fellow will work under the supervision of a professional mentor who is responsible for the Fellow’s fiscal and intellectual activities. The purpose of the Research Fellowship is to gain understanding and advanced knowledge of research methods, application of the theoretical knowledge from academic training, and to gain career / professional development.

Essential Functions
  • Assist in translational neurosurgical-focused research projects.
  • Independently perform experiments and record data according to research protocols.
  • Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
  • Assist in animal colony management and animal husbandry.
  • Perform rodent surgical and non-surgical procedures.
  • Apply research principals for complex assignments.
  • Ensure compliance with contract principles, federal regulations, laws and University of Cincinnati (UC)/University of Cincinnati Physicians Company (UCPC) policy and operating procedures.
  • Maintain regulatory documentation. Assist with preparing IACUC submissions.
  • Liaison with laboratory staff, university departments, ancillary departments, and research collaborators
  • Synthesize experimental findings by writing presentations and manuscripts
  • Disseminate laboratory findings at conferences and in publications
  • Perform related duties based on laboratory need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Three (3) years of medical school training / experience (MD or DO) is ideal.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 96350


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