Mass Spectrometry
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DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Primary Investigator



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct laboratory duties and research for an assigned division(s)/department(s) of a Medical Center. To perform experiments according to established procedures, to make accurate observations, to record test results, and to analyze data.


  • Perform Experiments and Record Data
Follow research protocol. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. Analyze data; perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. Design and execute daily laboratory experiments in coordination with senior laboratory personnel. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Apply standard protocols to specific experiments, research and improve current methods, and evaluate innovative techniques. Assists in training students and new/junior laboratory personnel in laboratory techniques and equipment operation.

  • Lab Administration
Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Reproduces and evaluates techniques and results for accuracy. Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintain cell cultures. Operate standard laboratory equipment. Use and maintains laboratory equipment appropriately. Responds to obviously erroneous results or problems with equipment. Assists in daily operations of the laboratory including answering phone, maintaining lab supplies, organization, and cleanliness.. Provides appropriate safety monitoring checks as assigned (radiation safety, biosafety, etc.).


Skills & Competencies

  • Clerical Abilities
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself

  • Follow Instructions - Adv
Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions

  • Scientific Terminology - Adv
Advanced knowledge of scientific terminology

  • Computer Proficiency
Proficiency in basic computer applications

  • Independence
Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts

  • Organization
Possess strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Time Management
Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Analysis
Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis

  • Statistics - Intermediate
Familiarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display

  • Problem Solving
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution

  • Lab Equipment
Ability to operate necessary laboratory instruments and equipment

  • Research Methods - Basic
Working knowledge of research methods including measurement, data collection and validity issues

  • Communication
Effective verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills

  • High School Graduate
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field OR
  • Associate's Degree in a specialized scientific discipline AND 2 years related experience OR
  • Equivalent AND 4 years related experience OR
  • The prior or current Principal Investigator can document extraordinary contributions
that demonstrates an equivalent level of expertise

  • Research laboratory experience with exposure to laboratory procedures,
likely including instrumentation, tissue culture, and animal handling

Undergraduate research experience

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163 reviews
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has a special place in its heart for kids -- and vice versa. The pediatric health care...