JOB POSTING – Research Assistant
Full time - 1st Shift - Non-Exempt
Main Campus – Columbus, OH
We are seeking a Research Assistant - The lab is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to perform basic and translational research in the area of pediatric asthma. The successful applicant is expected to perform research experiments, maintain records of experiments, analyze data, and assist in preparation of grants and manuscripts.
Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?
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.
Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.
Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.
What Will You Be Doing?
Perform research experiments independently or semi-independently in accordance with protocols approved by the principal investigator. Experiments will involve the use of isolated human or mouse primary cell culture lines and laboratory animals. These may require evening and/or weekend duties.
Collect and process human lung tissue, blood and other biospecimens as needed. Isolate cells from human tissue specimens or blood for establishment of cell culture and use for research studies. Such activities may be performed independently and may require evening and weekend hours.
Maintain mouse husbandry and perform animal experiments.
Perform standard molecular, biochemical, and imaging techniques (qRT PCR, Western blot, ELISA, IHC, etc.). Perform additional duties as appropriate.
Collects and controls experimental data and relevant subject information; maintains accurate daily logs of experiments including methods, results, and conclusions; and maintains organized data files.
Interprets the results of data analyses with input from the principal investigator.
Assist the principal investigator in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals and establishing, optimizing, and refining standard laboratory techniques.
Orders supplies needed to conduct research; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; and assures that research equipment is in good working order. Conduct experiments 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.
What Are We Looking For?
To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:
· Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of science from an accredited college.
· Six months to two years of relevant laboratory experience is preferred.
· Coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, genetics, statistics, and/or other biology-related research methodology is desirable.
Your Benefits, Your Wellness:
As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Percent of time spent on:
70% Preparing maintaining cell cultures, performing experiments for cell and animal studies
10% Interpreting results of data analyses with PI
10% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research
05% Ordering supplies
05% Instructing other lab personnel
Minimum physical requirements:
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.