Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7122086
Posted: January 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Overview
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.

Dr. Tom Seegar, Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a Research Assistant position. More information on the laboratory and research can be found at This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

The incumbent will report directly to Dr. Tom Seegar and be responsible for conducting research within the scope of the lab, studying the structure and function of membrane proteases. Emphasis will be placed on the use of x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy for structure determination. The University of Cincinnati is establishing itself as a regional leader in cryo-EM. The new structural biology center is home to a Talos L120c, MarkIV Vitrobot system and, coming in November, a 200 kv Glacios equipped with a Falcon4D and energy filter. In addition, the incumbent will use other biophysical approaches and cell-based assays to elucidate molecular function.
Essential Functions
Perform experiments and records data according to research protocols.
Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. May perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
May assist in animal colony management and animal husbandry.
Apply research principals for less complex assignments.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education
Bachelor’s Degree.
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience
Additional related work experience may be required depending on field or discipline.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology techniques, in particular protein expression, purification and characterization is highly desirable.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Application Process
Please include a CV and 2-3 professional references with your application.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.