Nephrology - RESEARCH ASST II (Schuh lab)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center • Cincinnati, OH 45201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Primary Investigator




MeredithSchuh, MD of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension, in conjunction withRafi Kopan, PhD, is seeking a talented individual experienced in cellular and molecular biology for a full time RAII position. The focus of our work is to uncover the mechanism of decreasednephron endowment in premature infants. We employ diverse approaches tocharacterize the molecular pathways of human nephrogenesis including multiplexin situ hybridization on archival material and 3D tissue clearing and imagingtechniques of various animal models. Previous experience with mousework, tissue collection and histologic analysis, cell culture, immunofluorescence,immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and Elements/Imaris image analysisrecommended. If interested, please apply through HR under theSchuh/Nephrology RA II lab posting.


* Perform Experiments and Record Data

Follow research protocol. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data; perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. Design and execute daily laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Apply standard protocols to specific experiments, research and improve current methods, and evaluate innovative techniques. Assists in training students and new/junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment operation.

* Lab Administration

Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain cell cultures. Operate standard laboratory equipment. Use and maintains laboratory equipment appropriately. Responds to obviously erroneous results or problems with equipment. Assists in daily operations of the laboratory including answering phone, maintaining lab supplies, organization, and cleanliness.. Provides appropriate safety monitoring checks as assigned (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.).

* Customer Service - Relationship Management

Maintain/manage strong working relationships with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders. Respond to requests quickly and effectively. Identify and understand customer needs and expectations and meets them. Communicate any relevant information to clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.

* Serve as a Resource I

Demonstrate competence in specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Effectively communicate with team members and contribute to their growth by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills. Stay abreast of changes in key systems. Serve as a resource to the department in specific area(s).

Skills & Competencies

* Clerical Abilities

Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail

* Diversity Appreciation

Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself

* Follow Instructions - Adv

Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions

* Scientific Terminology - Adv

Advanced knowledge of scientific terminology

* Computer Proficiency

Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet

* Independence

Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Organization

Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.

* Time Management

Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

* Analysis

Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis

* Statistics - Intermediate

Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display

* Problem Solving

Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution

* Lab Equipment

Ability to operate necessary laboratory instruments and equipment

* Research Methods - Basic

Working knowledge of research methods including measurement, data collection and validity issues

* Communication

Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills


* Bachelor's Degree in a related field OR

* Associate's Degree in a specialized scientific discipline AND 2 years related experience OR

* High School Graduate OR Equivalent AND 4 years related experience OR

* The prior or current Principal Investigator can document extraordinary contributions that demonstrates an equivalent level of expertise

* Research laboratory experience with exposure to laboratory procedures, likely including instrumentation, tissue culture, and animal handling


* Undergraduate research experience


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