Postbac Research Technician

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Postbac Research Technician

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Position Information
Position Title Postbac Research Technician
Position Type Research
Department Anatomy & Neurobiology
Full or Part Time Full Time
Pay Grade BW4
Position Summary Information
Summary
This position is designed for recent college graduates considering graduate school in biomedical science to further education or for career advancement and will provide valuable experience and skills that can be applied to future endeavors. The role will conduct scientific research that includes tailored career development for academic progress, reporting to a Principal Investigator who will provide mentoring and career development. Incumbent should expect to commit to the position for a minimum of 1 to 2 years.
Principal Functional Responsibilities
Responsibilities May Include: Design and conduction of scientific experiments, organizing and analyzing data, animal handling and experimentation, and general laboratory contribution.
Professional Development:
  • Participation in weekly journal club including attendance and presentation. In journal club, trainees and faculty present research articles and/or their own data to the group for discussion. This is an excellent platform in which to explore cutting-edge research and get to know fellow researchers in the group and their ongoing projects.
  • Attendance of weekly seminars. The seminar series is an opportunity to see leading researchers from around the world present their work in an interactive format.
  • Graduate course audits tailored to the needs of the individual and the area of expertise of the lab. This course study is not for credit but provides background knowledge needed to effectively design and complete complex research.
  • Opportunity to attend research conferences to present data.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree received in the last 3 years or master’s degree received in the last 6 months.
  • No specific professional skills necessary, however, research experience will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Ability to collect and analyze experimental data which may include use of and handling experimental animals. Must be able to utilize applicable laboratory equipment necessary for the job, as well as a phone, computer and other office equipment.
Department Specific Information
Full-time paid research position to investigate cellular features of brainstem sound localization circuits. These systems are important for selective attention and may be disrupted by early life conductive hearing loss and contribute to central auditory processing disorder. The postbac researcher will support projects under the leadership of Bradley Winters, Ph.D. using advanced in vivo and ex vivo neuroscience methods in rodent animal models. Techniques used include dual dendritic-somatic patch-clamp, multiphoton imaging, and RNA sequencing.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, biophysics, or related field and excellent English communication skills. Cover letter must include discussion of specific interests in graduate education and auditory system or neurophysiology and how these relate to current qualifications and future goals.
Key Skills and Personal Characteristics:
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and observational skills
  • Able to work with rodents including surgical procedures and euthanasia
  • Physical dexterity to work with fine instruments
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods while running experiments
  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability work independently and solve problems
  • Readiness to read primary literature to understand and formulate research objectives
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is community-based interprofessional health sciences university in Rootstown Ohio located one hour from Cleveland, 15 min from Kent, and 20 min from Akron. NEOMED has its own vibrant research community with 6 focus groups as well as close ties with nearby Kent State University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. The postbac researcher would be part of the Hearing Research Group (HRG) within the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. The HRG is highly collaborative and has 8 NIH-funded labs working at all levels of the auditory system using methods from cellular to behavioral. The HRG provides an excellent training environment through its members, journal club, and seminar series. For more information see neomed.edu/research/hearing/ and winterslab.org.


Starting Pay Rate Range: $14.50 – $16.91, commensurate with experience
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED Campus Safety Guidelines
To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED requires COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.
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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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