Research Specialist

Columbus, Ohio
$55,390.40 - $75,795.20
January 29 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio is the only academic medical center in Central Ohio and ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report for 20 consecutive years! We are committed to comprehensive patient care, high caliber research and innovative medical education for medical students, post-doctoral trainees and professional colleagues. The OSUCCC – James is the only cancer program in the United States that features a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center aligned with a nationally ranked academic medical center and a freestanding cancer hospital on the campus of one of the nation’s largest public universities.

Research Specialist in the Pharmacoanalytical Shared Resource (PhASR) will apply knowledge of analytical chemistry to drive project design and implementation; design and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments to quantitatively characterize mechanisms of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion for novel drugs or drug candidates; develop and test experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods to make recommendations for implementation; conduct animal pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies; prepare biological tissues for experimental studies; develop and validate analytical assays using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry or other appropriate analytical platforms; develops and validates quantitative or qualitative methods using LC, LC/MS, UV, fluorescence, ELISA, or other techniques; researches published studies and synthesizes new knowledge and information into PhASR projects; participates in developing goals related to study; creates and manages databases of information generated from method development and sample analysis and prepares it for analysis; apply pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic concepts and statistics to analyze, model and interpret the resulting data; consult directly with PhASR collaborators to help guide decision-making with their diverse research projects and prepare comprehensive reports, manuscripts, and grant proposals to governmental and private agencies; coordinates work; train and supervise other staff in the use of developed protocols, equipment and laboratory procedures; supports development of SOPs and maintains laboratory equipment by performing routine maintenance and scheduling contracted maintenance services when necessary; maintains safety standards and compliance; serves as lab manager for safety inspections; participates in conferences related to the progress of studies and presents experimental data at local and national meetings.


A Masters degree in an appropriate biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Extensive experience in a professional area (research, development, evaluation, instrumentation), considerable experience in a R & D setting (i.e., planning and conducting R & D projects/programs in terms of technical and managerial functions), experience in state-of-the-art development in area of specialization is required. Doctoral degree is preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check; selected candidate may be asked to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

Interested applicants should email a CV to Qualified candidates should apply online to: Enter keyword or job ID# 445180.

The Ohio State University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, participation in workshops and conferences, high quality Shared Resources, and many opportunities for continued professional development.

The Ohio State University is situated in Columbus, Ohio, which is a vibrant and international city. Columbus is located within a short flight to the entire eastern seaboard and provides a unique blend of culture, sports and activities coupled with an excellent and affordable standard living.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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