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Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Assistant- Center for Gene Therapy in Columbus, Ohio

Research Assistant- Center for Gene Therapy

Performs research experiments and clinical studies in accordance with provisions of the approved protocol; maintains records of experiments and prepares laboratory reports; assists in analyzing data and preparing publications.

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Performs research experiments independently or semi-independently in accordance with protocols approved by the principal investigator. Such experiments may involve the use of laboratory animals or human subjects any may require evening and/or weekend duties.

  • Prepares and tests substrate, conducts assays, and prepares tissue cultures for use in research studies, as applicable. Collects blood, urine, and other samples as needed. Such activities may be performed independently and may require evening and weekend hours.

  • Ensures accuracy of laboratory analytical procedures as required by specific research projects.

  • Collects and controls experimental data and patient information; and maintains accurate daily logs of experiments including methods, results, and conclusions.

  • Interprets the results of data analyses with input from the principal investigator.

  • Assists the principal investigator in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals.

  • Make recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of laboratory analytical procedures. Implements such refinements or new procedures with input from the principal investigator.

  • Orders supplies needed to conduct research; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; and assures that research equipment is in good working order.

  • Collaborates in the preparation of research budgets, and monitors expenditure of funds to assure that studies are conducted within budgetary constraints.

  • Instructs other laboratory workers and students in standard methods, practices, procedures, and equipment operations.

  • Maintains a clean working area and performs general laboratory maintenance. Adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.

  • Performs miscellaneous related duties.

What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor of Science degree with two to three years of laboratory research experience OR certification and experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.

  • Laboratory experience preferred

  • Coursework in anatomy, physiology, statistics, relevant research methods desirable.Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes Percent of time spent on: 50% Preparing test substrates, conducting assays, preparing cultures 25% Interpreting results of data analyses with PI 11% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research 10% Ordering supplies 02% Preparation of budget 02% Instructing other lab personnel

  • The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

  • EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

Requisition ID: 2021-27445

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Street: 700 Children's Dr