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Research Assistant (Physiology & Pharmacology)

Apply now Job no: 495358
Work type: Staff - Full-Time
Location: Health Science Campus College
Categories: Full-Time, Research, None

Title: Research Assistant (Physiology & Pharmacology)

Department Org: Physiology and Pharmacology - 107530

Employee Classification: J1 - Salaried Full Time HSC

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: Health Science Campus College

Shift:  1

Posted Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and education

Job Description:

The research assistant will perform various general laboratory tasks in support of the principal investigator and other members of the research team and has the motivation and capability of being trained to assist the PI in new research project initiation. This person should be willing to help with the lab management and participate in exciting translational research. This person should have experience in routine laboratory techniques such as cell culture, western blotting, PCR, etc. This person should be experienced in following protocols and be familiar with MS-word processing and data management. Experience of maintaining animal colony, breeding and genotyping is a plus. Some occasional weekend work may be required. For highly motivated and skilled individuals, there is an opportunity to advance into more technically challenging research work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher, in Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Genetics, or related discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized fashion, and the capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting required. Must have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities required.

Preferred Qualifications:

MS preferred
Prior laboratory research or technician experience preferred
Experience using advanced Excel functions such as tables, graphs, statistical formulas, and basic editor is preferred
Experience in rodent husbandry or veterinary care is useful, but not required

Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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 is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

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.

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Last Updated: 8/31/23