Nationwide Children's Hospital

Research Associate- RI Cardiovascular Med Lilly

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/9/2020 4:20 PM)
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Research Associate


The successful candidate will possess an exceptional work ethic and be expected to independently and proficiently complete experiments and data analysis. Works under the mentorship of an established principal investigator to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research in the molecular regulation of smooth muscle development and blood vessel formation and fibrosis. Candidate should have experience in molecular and cell biological techniques and be willing to develop new experimental methods. Experience with cell culture and using mouse models is preferred. The duties include, but are not limited to, performing complex experimental procedures, that include molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, designing/executing experiments, and assisting in the interpretation of results.


Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)



Abigail Wexner Research Institute

700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205


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  • Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analysis in a specific area agreed upon in conjunction with a principal investigator.
  • Sets up research experiments and arranges from subjects to be used in research experiments through appropriate hospital and research institute procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies.
  • Collaborates and interacts with other researchers doing similar studies at NCH and at other research institutions.
  • Prepares position papers about research studies including information about difficulties encountered in setting up and conducting research studies.
  • Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals with regard to a specific area of research.
  • Attends scientific conferences and gives scientific presentations.
  • Serves as a resource person for other investigators and as a mentor to less experienced research personnel.
  • Prepares budget proposals for supplies and equipment needed to conduct research.
  • Monitors study expenditures to assure that budgetary constraints are followed.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.





  • M.S. or Ph.D. with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry

Required Experience:

  • Lab skills to include cell culture, cloning, western blotting and ability to work with mice and characterize mouse models of development and disease.
  • Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.
  • Must be able to develop complex position papers and reports and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications.
  • Must be computer literate.

Minimum Physical Requirement:

  • 100% Kneeling / reaching
  • 100% Finger dexterity
  • 100% Talking / hearing / seeing
  • 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes

Percent of time spent on:

  • 50% Conducting research studies
  • 25% Collecting and analyzing data
  • 10% Preparing position papers, publications and grant proposals
  • 05% Resource person for other investigators
  • 05% Mentoring less experienced research personnel
  • 05% Purchasing supplies

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.





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