Research Assistant (Shin Lab)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Research Assistant (Shin Lab)

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Research Assistant (Shin Lab)
Position Type Research
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
This is a Full-time Research Assistant position in the lab of Dr. Woo Shik Shin in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are looking for the most qualified candidate with interests in one or more of the following topics: antibiotic resistance, drug discovery, Alzheimer’s disease therapy development, drug-delivery, and computer-aided drug design. We encourage qualified candidates to apply.

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: 4
Starting Salary Range: $14.50 – $16.91, commensurate with experience
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
This role will require assisting with and performing scientific experiments under the direction of the PI. Experiments may include, but are not limited to, enzyme kinetics, bacteria cell culture, antimicrobial susceptibility testing (MIC and disc diffusion), human cell culture, MTT assays, Western blot, animal studies (related to either antimicrobial development or Alzheimer’s disease research), manuscript/data report writing, training new students, analyzing data, and general laboratory management. The specific experience gained from this position may be well suited for anyone wanting to gain research experience before continuing into a graduate program, medical, or pharmacy school. We also prefer candidates with prior experience or qualifications in academic document preparation.
SKILLS: Experience in biology and knowledge of common biology lab techniques is required. An ideal candidate will have experience in either of the following two areas:
(i) microbiology: bacteria cell culture, pouring plates, plating bacteria, plasmid transformation, enzyme-level studies, MIC, disc diffusion, time-kill assays, MTT assay, Western blot, solution preparation, mouse studies (wound infection model and IV injection).
(ii) neuroscience: human cell culture, MTT assay, Western blot, basic understanding of confocal imaging, fixing and staining, ThT/ThS assays, mouse studies (IV and ICV injection).
The insufficient experience and skills of the applicant will undergo a comprehensive training program under the guidance of current laboratory members.

EDUCATION/DEGREES: Minimum Required Qualifications -
Applicant must have a B.S. degree, preferably in Biology, Microbiology, or the equivalent experience. 1-2 years of relevant laboratory experience is required. Experience with GraphPad Prism, Excel, and PowerPoint is desired. The applicant with insufficient experience and skills will undergo a comprehensive training program under the guidance of current laboratory members.
Using laboratory techniques, we are able to screen for optimal treatments of antibacterial agents. Benefits of this job include but are not limited to constant learning, and co-authorship of peer-reviewed papers.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required. Familiarity with additional software such as ChemDraw and GraphPad Prism is desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write, read, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence is also needed. We also expect ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty.

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
Preferred candidate will have prior experience or qualifications in academic document preparation.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize applicable laboratory equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit, talk, and hear.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Letter