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Research Assistant 2

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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Sep 24, 2022

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Job Title:

Research Assistant 2


CCC | Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Research Assistant 2 will assist and support the scientific investigation to study immuno-oncology as directed in the Immune Monitoring & Discovery Platform (IMDP) in the Pelotonia Institute of Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) within the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Ohio State University.

This is an opportunity to become involved in one of the most cutting-edge areas of cancer therapy, to learn and use the newest technologies and develop the most marketable skillset in laboratory science, while working with an exceptional team of dedicated and talented scientists.

Key Responsibilities:

* Support research of collaborating investigators

* Perform cryopreservation of cell fractions obtained from blood, or other samples collected from research subjects using aseptic techniques

* Collect and stabilize tissue and cell culture samples for subsequent research analyses

* Assist with the preparation of a comprehensive repository inventory

* Track patient records using the ELIMS sample inventory database

* Prepare shipments to collaborating institutions

* Assist with training of junior research staff, and undergraduate and graduate students assistants

* Perform RNA and DNA isolation, protein isolation, and cytological slide preparation

* Record and consolidate data from collected samples

* Perform quality control checks on equipment and materials, monitor research supplies and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities

Minimum Education Required:

* A Bachelor's degree in a Biological/ Health Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications:

* Excellent people skills and the ability to function within a team required

* Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research is required

* Must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work in a team

* Must be available for occasional work on Saturdays, holidays, and for emergencies as needed

* Training is provided and overall opportunity is only limited by candidate's work ethic and skill

* Requires successful completion of a background check

* Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen

Additional Information:

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. The Ohio State University is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive public universities and a top employer in Ohio.

As one of only 50 designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is dedicated to the creation of knowledge in laboratory, clinical and population-based cancer research. We apply those discoveries to develop more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapies - providing tomorrow's standard of care today. A Cancer-Free World Begins Here.

The OSUCCC - James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation's largest public universities. is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation's largest public universities.

As an Ohio State employee, you will also have access to many benefits such as

* Retirement Package choice of OPERS or Alternative Retirement Plan
* Competitive Vacation and Sick Leave Program
* 11 Paid Holidays per year
* Medical Insurance
* Dental and Vision Insurance
* Life Insurance
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Opportunity to purchase season tickets to OSU sporting events
* Additional discounted rates on things such as select cell phone plans, pet care, food and dining, etc.

The Target Salary Range: $15.10-$22.5 per hour


Tzagournis Medical Research Facility (0163)

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First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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