RESEARCH ASSISTANT II/III - Neurology - L. Timchenko Lab
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 132219
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: The Timchenko Lab's primary research interest is determining the function of unstable RNA repeats in the pathology of neuro-muscular conditions. In my laboratory, we are working on uncovering the molecular mechanisms and development of therapies for two intricate genetic conditions known as Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 and Myotonic Dystrophy type 2.
???Perform experiments and record data Follow research protocol. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data; perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. Design and execute daily laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Apply standard protocols to specific experiments, research and improve current methods, and evaluate innovative techniques. Assists in training students and new/junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment operation.
???Lab Administration Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain cell cultures. Operate standard laboratory equipment. Use and maintains laboratory equipment appropriately. Responds to obviously erroneous results or problems with equipment. Assists in daily operations of the laboratory including answering phone, maintaining lab supplies, organization, and cleanliness.. Provides appropriate safety monitoring checks as assigned (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.).
???Serve as a Resource Demonstrate 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 a resource to the department in specific area(s).
???Customer Service 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.
Required for RAII:
??? High school diploma or equivalent
??? 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline. or equivalent combination of education and experience
???May require an Associate degree, vocational training, apprenticeships or equivalent
Required for RAIII:
??? Bachelor's degree in a related field
??? 1 year of work experience in a related job discipline OR Master's degree in a related field
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