Research Technician

Ohio University   Dublin, OH   Full-time     Research
Posted on January 10, 2023
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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic is hiring 

Research Technician for Dr. Sonia Najjar, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
This position is being re-posted for an extended recruitment period. If you have already applied for this position, your application is still being considered and you do not need to apply again.

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 29, 2023.

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Eastern Time Zone) on the ‘Posting End Date’ shown below.

Position Information
Job Title    Research Technician for Dr. Sonia Najjar, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Applications Accepted From    Public: Open to the public
Special Instructions to Applicants    
This position is being re-posted for an extended recruitment period. If you have already applied for this position, your application is still being considered and you do not need to apply again.

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by January 29, 2023.
This position is eligible for the following benefits:    medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
Posting Number    20164893S
Job Description    
Professor Sonia Najjar is looking for a dedicated Research Specialist. She is best recognized for identifying a key role for hepatic insulin clearance in insulin action and fat metabolism, and how reduced insulin clearance causes insulin resistance, obesity, NAFLD, and atherosclerosis. She pioneered the finding that insulin acutely reduces fatty acid synthesis as opposed to its known chronic lipogenic action.

About the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Mission:
We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio.
Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
Vision:
The Heritage College is recognized as the national leader in training osteopathic primary care physicians and the number one producer of primary care physicians in the country.

Essential Values:
These fundamental principles form the foundation of the culture at our college: wholeness and balance within each person; integrity; community of mutual respect; acceptance of others and embracing diversity; pursuit of excellence; a climate of scholarship; and commitment to service, generosity and compassion.

Summary of Work:

The research specialist supports the research conduct and adds expertise to the design, implementation and evaluation of ongoing research projects.
This includes maintaining and calibrating equipment, ordering lab supplies, managing mouse colonies and securing that standard protocols are being followed to ensure safety and proper procedures.
It also includes maintaining notebooks, updating animal lists of each lineage and reporting this information to the PI and to other lab personnel.
This position also performs data analysis and statistical analysis when needed.
The research specialist also assists lab personnel in conducting routine lab experiments and participates in authoring research reports

Primary Accountabilities:

Ensures that the mouse colonies are cared for and maintained according to set policies and procedures. Generates and maintains mouse strains, performs animal husbandry and genotyping in addition to in vivo phenotyping of mouse strains.
Ensures that all lab equipment is maintained and properly used and taken care of by all lab personnel. Assists in and performs routine and non-routine lab techniques. These include but are not limited to DNA, RNA, and protein extraction and analysis, real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, ELISAs, tissue culture, and primary cell culture isolation.
Maintains supplies and processing orders of laboratory supplies.
Assists with teaching lab techniques to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students, as appropriate. Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications    
Bachelor’s degree: Biomedical Sciences or related field
An equivalent combination of education and at least 1 year of direct experience in mice handling will be considered.
1 year work experience
Preferred Qualifications    
Department    HCOM - Biomedical Sciences
Pay Rate    
Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity.
Employees enjoy a generous benefits package including:

· paid holidays, sick time, personal time,
· a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents,
· a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance),
· an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution,
· a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies,
· counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, and more.

Job Open Date    01/04/2023
Posting Close Date    
01/29/2023
Job Category    Research Special at-will appointment
Months    12 month
Planning Unit    Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Work Schedule    
Standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00; however, candidates must be willing to work evenings and/or weekends if necessary. Flex-space and flex-time options may be available to promote a healthy balance of life and work.

Campus    Athens
Expected hours worked per week    40
Expected duration of assignment    Indefinite

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. We aim to strengthen representation, ensuring that people who look different and have different backgrounds, origins, perspectives, and thoughts have: a seat at the table; equal access to opportunities and resources; are respected, seen, and valued. We believe it is only through diverse voices that impactful positive change can occur in our society. All persons are encouraged to apply.

Job Information
Employment Type    full-time regular
Job Family/Subfamily    Research & Labs-Lab Management
Career Track & Level    IC 2
Pay Grade    CA&P|15|