Research Assistant Position II or III – Circadian Biology and Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Cincinnati, OH

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Research Assistant Position II or III – Circadian Biology and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH, USA

Dr. David Smith and Dr. Bala Koritala are looking for Research Assistant II or III to conduct laboratory duties and research in molecular and circadian biology in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The laboratory uses an integrated approach that combines the principles of circadian biology to study disease processes. With a murine model of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, our laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms that contribute to progression of disease. The findings are translated in the lab for human health and disease. The RA II or III will independently perform experiments according to established procedures, make accurate observations, record test results, analyze, and present data.



  1. Design & perform experiments and record data
    Follow established research protocols. Understand the scientific principles involved in the research. Apply those principles to troubleshoot and modify procedures and techniques when appropriate. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data and perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. Design and execute daily laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel. Assists in training post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment. Maintains an active role in laboratory’s meetings, presentations, and publications. Contributes material for reports, publications, journal articles, and abstracts. Able to orally present data in group presentations.
  2. Leadership
    May act as a mentor to more junior staff, serve as the contact for resolution of complex issues, provide education, guidance, and work direction.
  3. Research and improve current methods
    Utilize internal and external resources to reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques, bring in new techniques or modify existing techniques. Evaluate innovative techniques


  1. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field.
  2. Experience with laboratory procedures, including animal handling, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques.
  3. Techniques commonly used in the lab: DNA, RNA, Protein extraction, Western blot, RT-PCR, Single-cell and Bulk RNA sequencing, Cell culture techniques, and Physiologic studies in mice, etc.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application to Dr. Smith or Dr. Koritala with the following information: cover letter, CV, and contact details of at least 2 referees.



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