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The Gross Lab at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to hire a full-time Research Technician. Our lab examines the nature of organismal response to environmental pressures, using the Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus). This is a full-time position, with the expectation of 40 hours/week. The initial appointment will have a 6-month probationary period, and then extended to one year based on performance. The position is renewable pending available funding. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent organization and communication skills.
The successful candidate will primarily facilitate research activities for a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating craniofacial and sensory evolution. The primary responsibilities for this position including:
Wet Lab research activities as determined by the project needs (40%).
Training other lab members in experimental tasks (30%).
Animal husbandry and lab maintenance tasks (30%).
Bachelor's Degree required in a related field.
In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
May require experience with specialized software programs.
At least 6 months experience with fish husbandry, routine molecular techniques and "dry lab" techniques (e.g., basic bioinformatic analyses).
Additional Qualifications Considered
Prior experience with fluorescence and light microscopy, cryosectioning, tissue culture and transplantation.
Experience processing and analyzing RNA-sequencing and genome-wide sequencing projects.
Experience with imaging and word processing software programs (MS Office Suite).
Experience training and supervising undergraduate students.
Experience with data analyses using statistical software.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Please complete an online application and submit the following documents:
Contact information (phone number and email address) for up to three (3) references.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range is $38,000.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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