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Flow Cytometry Core Rheumatology Senior Research Assistant

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Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

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PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Research FlowCytometry Core (RFCC) at Cincinnati Children\u2019s Hospital is looking for a highlymotivated candidate for a long-term position in a core facility specializing inflow cytometry and single cell analysis. The RFCC is a fast-pacedenvironment where individuals work with researchers across a variety ofdisciplines to provide consultation, analysis and other services using the RFCCequipment. Instruments include four cell sorters, seven analyticalcytometers, ImageStreamX, Luminex and AutoMACS. Qualified candidates will havethe ability to think quickly and critically, effectively multitask whileprioritizing immediate needs, learn new and complex technologies, troubleshoothigh-end scientific instrumentation, work well in a team environment, have goodcustomer service skills and effectively communicate with researchers fromdiverse backgrounds. Experience with flow cytometry acquisition andanalysis is essential and cell sorting experience is optional butpreferred. Educational opportunities will be provided to the appropriatecandidate as needed. Responsibilities \u00b7Customer 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. \u00b7Serve as a Resource II Demonstrate advanced 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 an expert resource to the department, and\/or hospital in specific area(s). \u00b7Supervise & assist lab personnel in technical procedures Propose and design projects for rotating graduate and undergraduate laboratory students. Train postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and laboratory personnel and others on procedures performed in the laboratory and in laboratory techniques. Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations, and publications. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, and seminars. Set up and maintain laboratory website. \u00b7Leadership May act as a mentor to more junior staff, serve as the contact for resolution of complex issues, provide education, guidance and work direction. May provide input and feedback to managers on hiring decisions, professional development and performance management. \u00b7Design & perform experiments and record data Follow research protocols. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used. Answer scientific questions posed by supervisory faculty. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data, perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, and interpret results. Author material for reports, publications, journal articles, and abstracts \u00b7Develop, set up and verify new procedures Innovate and adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Standardize and establish new published procedures. Evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols; design formats. Discuss relevant insights about experimental results with primary investigator and provide useful recommendations and analysis. Develops new & critical technology for the laboratory's progress. \u00b7Lab Administration Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and repair equipment; monitor proper use by personnel. Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks. Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment; order supplies from vendors and storeroom. Maintain stocks of chemicals and solutions. Purchase and ensure proper handling and care of laboratory animals. Assist in preparing, writing, and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve, and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies. Provides appropriate compliance checks as assigned and may be responsible for all internal laboratory record keeping with respect to compliance. Qualifications Skills & Competencies \u00b7Communication - Intermediate Good verbal, written and\/or interpersonal communication skills \u00b7Creativity Considering multiple perspectives or challenging traditional assumptions; formulating unusual, clever ideas or developing new insights; astutely identifying new ideas that will improve organizational functions, products, or services \u00b7Information Analysis Locating and gathering relevant information; recognizing and working to eliminate important gaps in existing information; determining the value of the information; synthesizing and organizing information to get a better understanding of a problem \u00b7Training - Basic Knowledge of basic training methods and techniques \u00b7Diversity 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 \u00b7Supervision Ability to supervise others \u00b7Computer Proficiency Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet \u00b7Detail Orientation Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them \u00b7Organization Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently. \u00b7Time Management Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment \u00b7Analysis - Basic Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations \u00b7Math Skills - Advanced Mathematical ability sufficient to perform complex calculations \u00b7Problem Solving Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution \u00b7Research Methods - Basic Working knowledge of research methods including measurement, data collection and validity issues Required: \u00b7Bachelor's Degree in a related field \u00b74 years of experience at a Research Assistant IV level OR equivalent experience Preferred: \u00b7Master's Degree in a related field OR PhD in a related field OR Equivalent combination of education and experience

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Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
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Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical Services We offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care. In the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals, Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 3 among all Honor Roll hospitals. With more than 600 registered beds, Cincinnati Children’s had more than 1.2 million patient encounters and served patients from all 50 states and 68 countries in fiscal 2015. Education & Training Through an academic affiliation dating to 1926, Cincinnati Children’s comprises the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. We train more than 600 residents and clinical fellows a year in various pediatric specialties and offer some of the most highly ranked research-based education and training programs in the nation. Research We have been an important force in pediatric research since the opening of the Cincinnati Children’ Research Foundation in 1931. Grant funding for our research has more than tripled in the last 15 years, supporting countless discoveries and the continued expansion of our areas of research.

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