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University of Toledo Research Assistant in Toledo, Ohio

Research Assistant

  • Employment Type:Staff - Regular

  • Employee Class:Salaried Full Time HSC

  • Bargaining Unit:BU Exempt

  • Shift:1

  • Work Hours:8:30 - 5:00

  • Hours Per Week:40

  • FTE:1

  • Location:HSC College

  • Department:Neurosciences

  • Number of Openings:1

  • Salary Range:$ 35,569.00 - 42,300.00

  • Grade:Salaried HSC - J103

  • Float:N/A

  • Rotate:N/A

  • On Call:N/A

  • Travel:N/A

  • Weekend/Holiday:N/A

  • Requisition ID:req4016

  • Position Control Number (PCN):T98503

  • Posting Period:until filled

Position Description:

A research assistant position is available to study behavioral neuroscience related to animal models of autism and empathy. The successful candidate will join an NIH-funded research program focused on understanding the neurobiology of empathy and the relationship between environmental exposures and autism risk in mouse and prairie vole. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in animal behavior, lab bench techniques, and scientific writing. Candidates who are motivated to learn these techniques should apply for this position and will be considered.



  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Biology, Biochemistry or related field.

  • Preferred: Experience with small animal handling and/or behavioral testing.

  • Preferred: Experience with bench laboratory techniques, including Western blots and/or genotyping.

Communication and other skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English)

  • Ability to work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary research team

  • Ability to perform duties with meticulousness and independence, under general guidance from the PI

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations, database searches, and data organization

Working Conditions:

Working in a research laboratory environment, including a chemical laboratory and a laboratory animal colony. Must be familiar with chemical hygiene and biosafety procedures, and willing to accept training in such procedures. Work may involve some exposure to potential biohazards, chemical hazards and radioactive substances with appropriate protections. Work will involve laboratory rodent handling.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people 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.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for anaccommodation request ( .

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.