An entry-level Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jayme McReynolds in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This is a full-time position that will begin with a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Dr. McReynolds’s laboratory is part of a highly collegial and interactive group of neuroscience researchers. The McReynolds lab uses behavioral, genetic, viral, and neurophysiological approaches to study neurobiological changes that underlie stress effects on substance use disorder, learning and memory, and neuropsychiatric disorders.
The successful applicant will assist in the designing, performing, and analyzing of neurobiological studies that investigate the effects of stress on substance use disorder as well as be responsible for general lab maintenance and the maintenance of the rat colony, including a transgenic rat breeding colony.
The primary duties consist of, but are not limited to,
Assist in the design and execution of rodent behavioral studies
May perform surgical procedures in rats
May perform statistical and graphical analysis of data
Maintenance of the rat colony, including a transgenic rat breeding colony
Perform general lab maintenance duties including, but not limited to, managing protocols, ordering of supplies and tracking of inventory
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a profession/field or equivalent level of knowledge.
Preferred Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a Biomedical Science or related field, plus 1 year of research study experience. Alternatively, an Associate’s degree in a related field, plus several years of research experience. Successful candidates will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently; be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations; initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures; and possess attention to detail.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:Experience with the following laboratory procedures and techniques: rodent handling, rodent behavioral testing, small animal colony maintenance, rodent survival surgeries, and immunohistochemistry. Successful applicants should also have working knowledge of software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office or equivalent). Preferred applicants will have experience with data management and analysis.
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).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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