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Nationwide Children's Hospital IGM Research Associate - Rajappa in Columbus, Ohio

Research Associate- IGM

Conducts independent research within a general area decided upon in conjunction with a Principal Investigator; prepares position papers and research reports; assists in the preparation of scientific publications and research grant proposals; prepares budget proposals for conducting research studies.


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  • Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analysis in a specific area agreed upon in conjunction with a principal investigator.

  • Sets up research experiments and arranges from subjects to be used in research experiments through appropriate hospital and research institute procedures.

  • Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies.

  • Collaborates and interacts with other researchers doing similar studies at NCH and at other research institutions.

  • Prepares position papers about research studies including information about difficulties encountered in setting up and conducting research studies.

  • Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals with regard to a specific area of research.

  • Attends scientific conferences and gives scientific presentations.

  • Serves as a resource person for other investigators and as a mentor to less experienced research personnel.

  • Prepares budget proposals for supplies and equipment needed to conduct research.

  • Monitors study expenditures to assure that budgetary constraints are followed.

  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.


  • Master of Science degree with one to two years of laboratory research experience or Bachelor of Science degree with two to three years of laboratory research experience.

  • Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.

  • Must be able to develop complex position papers and reports, and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications.

  • Must be computer literate.


Percent of time spent on: 50% Conducting research studies 25% Collecting and analyzing data 10% Preparing position papers, publications and grant proposals 05% Resource person for other investigators 05% Mentoring less experienced research personnel 05% Purchasing supplies Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes

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

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

Requisition ID: 2023-44390

External Company Name: Nationwide Children's Hospital

External Company URL: https://external-nationwidechildrens.icims.com/jobs/intro

Street: 700 Children's Dr