Senior Research Assistant - Dr. Yanqiao Zhang

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Senior Research Assistant - Dr. Yanqiao Zhang

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Position Information
Position Title Senior Research Assistant - Dr. Yanqiao Zhang
Position Type Research
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Reports directly to Dr. Yanqiao Zhang, Department of Integrative Medical Sciences. Responsible for performing a variety of laboratory tasks and experiments that directly support the primary research focus. Employs surgical and molecular techniques to make detailed observations, quantitatively analyze data, and interpret results. Works independently and especially in collaboration with others on projects and is responsible for investigating and developing new methods for project advancement.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 6
Salary Range starts at: $36,583 – $40,000
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 12 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Plans and performs animal studies, including weaning, genotyping, special diet or water feeding, tissue isolation, primary hepatocyte isolation, isolation of aortas,etc.
2) Perform molecular cloning, RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, lipid extraction and quantification
3) Perform tissue sectioning and staining (oil red O, Sirius red, H & E, immunostaining)
4) Provide support for lab business (equipment maintenance, P-card reconciliation, etc.
5) Perform other studies assigned by the PI.
6) Perform tissue culture, transient transfection, propagation of adenoviruses
7) Provides technical training to students and visiting researchers as necessary.
Education/Degrees: Bachelor or Master degree in Biological Science.
Experience: Minimum 2 years laboratory research experience; 2 years of animal care experience.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • 2+ years of laboratory research
  • Proficient in small animals, molecular biology, biochemistry
  • Proficient in PCR, gel eletrophoresis, and plasmid miniprep techniques
  • IACUC certified in Laboratory Animal Care and Use; compliance with all IACUC guidelines
  • OSHA certified in General Laboratory, Radiation Safety, and Infectious Waste and Sharps
  • Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office programs
  • Adept at reference and electronic literature searches
  • Readily learns and adapts to new techniques
  • Works effectively and efficiently independently or as a team
  • Reads and interprets original scientific literature
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’ s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer, and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk;
or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel.
Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to collect experimental data and handle animals.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

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