Research Associate - Research Microbial Pathogenesis- Dr. Bagaitkar's lab


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.


Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)



Wexner Center

700 Children's Dr

Columbus, Ohio 43205

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  • Tagging and tailing mice.
  • Keeping accurate animal records, including breeder/weaning cards and animal number logs.
  • Breeding rodents, identifying pregnant rodents, weaning rodents, and performing routine technical procedures such as collecting tail tissue, collecting blood, and administering substances via various routes (SC, IM, IP, IV, PO, etc.). Euthanizing rodents according to written procedures.
  • Isolating DNA from rodent tissue samples.
  • Performing PCR of tail DNA samples for correct genotyping identification 
  • Assist with other support duties relating to the mouse colony as required. Assist with animal experiments and procedures as needed.





  • A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or a related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Previous hands-on experience working in a laboratory is strongly preferred.
  • Previous hands-on experience with PCR and genotyping, and handling mice and/or mouse colony maintenance would be a plus
  • Prior experience in animal models of inflammation and infection, especially with oral pathogens, viruses would be a plus Skills, and Abilities: Comfort and willingness to work with and handle live mice on a daily basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills (PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently for long periods of time with minimal supervision. Ability to work efficiently and be adaptable to shifting priorities.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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