Research Assistant (Neurology)

University of Toledo
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2022

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Title: Research Assistant

Department Org: Neurology 5

Employee Classification: J1 - Salaried Full Time HSC

Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt

Primary Location: Health Science Campus College

Shift: 1

Start Time: 8:30 End Time: 5:00

Job Description:

The position will entail assisting in designing and executing research that involves human subjects as well as experiments that does not involve human subjects. Duties may include activities like neuropsychological and neurophysiological testing in person or on-line, directed literature search, attending scientific and study related meetings, budget preparation, working with appropriate institutional officials for the smooth approval and conduct of research studies, working and training student research assistants, obtaining vital signs, processing biological samples, scheduling and rescheduling experiments, meeting and greeting human subjects, obtaining informed consent, documentation for consent, preparing for site monitoring visits, preparation and submission of IRB applications, budgets, protocol amendments, obtaining information regarding concomitant medications, adverse events and complying with institutional, state, federal and local policies besides completing and maintaining CITI human subject protection certification. Duties with experiments that do not involve human subjects include research experiments in animal models of Parkinson's disease and related disorders, laboratory equipment management, obtaining neurophysiological measurements, behavioral testing, microdialysis, chemogenic and optogenetic modulation, maintaining and caring for experimental animals, preparation of research analysis, manuscripts, attending regular safety and compliance meetings and ensuring high quality data from research experiments. All aspects of any experimentation will be supervised by the PI and senior research staff until competency is established.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: High school diploma.
Preferred: Current UT student.
Preferred: Experience with animal handling.
Preferred: Experience with bench laboratory techniques.

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 care, under guidance from the PI and others
Ability to perform mathematical calculations and data organization

Preferred Qualifications:

Although preference will be given to candidates with experience in animal behavior and lab bench techniques, candidates who are motivated to learn these experimental techniques should apply for this position.

Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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 is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

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 an accommodation 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.

Advertised: 18 Jan 2023 Eastern Standard Time
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