Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Research Assistant - RI Clin & Tran Kerlin

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2018 12:40 PM)
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  • Overview

    Research Assistant, Clinical and Translational Research (Molecular)


    Full Time, Benefit Eligible


    We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research lab in the study of coagulation derangements and coagulation enzyme signaling in glomerular disorders, which are a leading cause of kidney disease and death. In this exciting opportunity, you will perform research experiments to study disease mechanisms and evaluate potential therapeutics in accordance with the needs of overall projects; maintain records of experiments and prepare/present laboratory reports; assist in analyzing data and preparing publications.


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    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

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    • Performs research experiments independently or semi-independently in accordance with protocols approved by the principal investigator. Such experiments may involve the use of laboratory animals or human subjects any may require evening and/or weekend duties.
    • Prepares and tests substrate, conducts assays, and prepares tissue cultures for use in research studies.
    • Collects blood, urine, and other samples as needed. Such activities may be performed independently and may require evening and weekend hours.
    • Ensures accuracy of laboratory analytical procedures as required by specific research projects.
    • Collects and controls experimental data and patient information; and maintains accurate daily logs of experiments including methods, results, and conclusions. Interprets the results of data analyses with input from the principal investigator.
    • Assists the principal investigator in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals. Make recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of laboratory analytical procedures.
    • Implements such refinements or new procedures with input from the principal investigator.
    • Orders supplies needed to conduct research; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; and assures that research equipment is in good working order.
    • Collaborates in the preparation of research budgets, and monitors expenditure of funds to assure that studies are conducted within budgetary constraints.
    • Instructs other laboratory workers and students in standard methods, practices, procedures, and equipment operations.
    • Maintains a clean working area and performs general laboratory maintenance.
    • Adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.
    • Performs miscellaneous related duties.



    • Post-educational, real world experience with molecular biology, cloning, mutagenesis, and protein expression/purification is a must. Persons without experience in these areas will not be considered
    • Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, Medical Laborator Technology, Biotechnology or a relevant field of science from an accredited college. Bachelor's degree in relevant field of science is preferred.
    • Minimum of 6 months to 2 years of relevant laboratory experience.
    • Preferred experience working with rodent (mouse and rat) disease models
    • Experience with recombinant DNA engineering and transfection of mammalian cell lines a plus.
    • Coursework in anatomy, physiology, statistics, relevant research methods and radiation desirable.
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team of researchers with a desire to learn new research techniques



    100%   Kneeling / reaching

    100%   Finger dexterity

    100%   Talking / hearing / seeing

     33%    Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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