A full time Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kelsey Dillehay McKillip in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Assist the UC Biorepository (UCB) with the coordination of human biospecimen banking for research studies. The UCB is a human biospecimen procurement and storage shared resource that collects, stores, and dispenses high-quality human biospecimens in support of clinical, translational, and basic research. The UCB provides access to a large and growing collection of biospecimens, including malignant tissues with matched normal tissue, blood, and urine. The UCB also provides fit-for-purpose biospecimen services tailored to study specific requirements. This position requires individuals to work outside normal business hours, on weekends, and overtime as needed.
Work with a collaborative team of medical professionals and investigators to coordinate the collection of human biospecimens for research.
Identify and enroll eligible research participants via informed consent to the UC Biorepository.
Process and store human biospecimens following establish policies and procedures.
Establish new policies and procedures as needed.
Collect and document associated health information in a biospecimen database.
Support the administrative duties of the laboratory including maintaining regulatory compliance and meticulous record keeping.
Lab maintenance including purchasing of supplies and instrument maintenance.
Coordinate research projects, including cohort identification, data collection, and dispensing of biospecimens for approved research projects.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, or Allied Health.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on field or discipline.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Minimum of one year laboratory experience. Knowledge of human subjects research and experience handling human biospecimens is ideal. Research project coordination experience is also ideal. Comfortable working alongside medical professionals and speaking with patients about research in a healthcare setting.
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
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
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.
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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