Research Assistant, Cancer Biology

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Job posting number: #7067470

Posted: July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Krushna Patra in the Department of Cancer & Cell Biology, College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, is looking for a full-time research assistant.



The focus of the Patra lab is to understand the interplay of cellular signaling and metabolism in the tumorigenesis processes. This position will be involved in the active research environment to answer important questions related to the development and treatment of pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancer. This position will participate in research projects and shared laboratory publications.



Duties and responsibilities:

This position works very closely with and will receive direct training from Dr. Patra and other members of the lab, which may include postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and clinical fellows. The primary duty of the position is to assist in performing experiments related to tissue culture (maintenance of cancer cells and organoids), molecular biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, cloning, biochemical assays and, western blot) and mouse models of cancer (mouse breeding, genotyping, surgery, tumor cell implantation and tissue harvesting).



Additional duties include ordering and organizing lab supplies for lab management. Under supervision, the candidate will perform experiments according to lab protocol, keep records of experimental results, and analyze data. This position will also participate in other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a profession/field or equivalent level of knowledge.



Additonal Qualifications Considered:

Bachelor degree (B.A., B.S.) in any biological science discipline or in a related field (not limited to biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and biophysics).
Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to record and organize experimental data.
Prior experience in molecular biology laboratory research.
Experience in handling laboratory mouse is a plus.
The ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, extremely organized, and eager to learn new techniques as a team player.


Upload your CV/Resume on the 'Applicant Profile' along with names and contact information of at least two (2) professional references. Then, under the specific application # 47321, upload your cover letter.



This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.



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).



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