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Research Associate

Apply now Job no: 496167
Work type: Staff - Full-Time
Location: Health Science Campus College
Categories: Full-Time, Research, None

Title: Research Associate

Department Org: Med Microbio & Immunology - 107520

Employee Classification: J1 - Salaried Full Time HSC

Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt

Primary Location: Health Science Campus College

Shift:  1

Start Time:  8:30   End Time:  5:00

Posted Salary: Salary commensurable based on experience

Job Description:

Research associate to support execution of biomedical research on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) - funded project to study bacterial gene regulation. The research associate is also responsible for coordinating and conducting other activities related to the study that includes maintaining lab inventories, ordering supplies, preparing reagents, training students, and maintaining the equipment and laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Requires a minimum of Master’s (or equivalent) degree, or Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree, plus at least 2 years of post-Bachelor’s work experience in a role that is demonstrably similar to that of a Research Assistant.• Knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, bacteriology, microbiology, and cell biology.
• Ability to build upon current technical skills and learn new experimental techniques.
• Ability to independently develop new assays and execute assigned research projects.
• Ability to perform literature searches to develop new protocols.
• Ability to collect and analyze data, write reports, and compile data in a logical manner.
• Maintain meticulous records and generate standard operating procedures.
• Skills to manage the operation and maintenance of the laboratory.
• Capacity to work collaboratively with investigators in a multidisciplinary academic setting.
• Ability to be trained to handle Risk Group 2 organisms and hazardous chemicals safely.
• Ability to operate laboratory equipment, including spectrophotometers, thermocyclers, microscopes, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, plate readers, fluorescence microscopes, and electrophoresis power supplies.
• Ability to conduct biochemical, molecular biological, bacterial, and microbiological experiments under limited supervision.
• Experience in rodent handling is useful, but not required.
• Ability to work and communicate with PI and laboratory members effectively and collaboratively. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.
• Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience using advanced Excel functions and GraphPad Prism is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision in an organized fashion.
• Serve as an ambassador of UTMC in the community, demonstrating our organization's values, services and mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

• BS or MS in biology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, or related discipline.
• BS degree requires at least 2 years of post-Bachelor’s work experience as a Research Assistant or similar.

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