University of Cincinnati

Research Scientist, Department of Neurology

11 April 2024
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£151000 - £278000 / year

Job Description

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

This person will lead several high-impact research projects on neurological diseases that can positively change our understanding of them or how we care for patients affected by them. Specifically, design studies in line with the scope of our most important study, “The Cincinnati Cohort Biomarker Program,” which aims to repurpose in-market medications to delay, stop or revert the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. This person will also be in charge of developing other studies, from project design to manuscript writing and publication, and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of the University of Cincinnati.

Essential Functions

  • Design studies to biologically understand the neurodegenerative condition of each study participant and find in-market medications targeting their altered biological processes.
  • Analyze collected data and research operations of “The Cincinnati Cohort Biomarker Program” and continuously improve its study procedures to achieve its objectives.
  • Establish collaborations with other institutions worldwide in multi-center studies; and look for grants and funding opportunities and apply for them.
  • Set up clinical and technical processes to collect biological samples from study patients, verify quality control parameters and analyze test results.
  • Perform cross-sectional, longitudinal and survival analysis on big data from electronic health records, genetic tests, quantitative imaging results and technology-derived signals.
  • Actively participate in professional scientific societies and in conducting clinical trials sponsored by non-profit foundations and pharmaceutical companies to evaluate novel therapies/medications.
  • Maintain and enhance professional expertise by giving presentations at academic activities in the division, such as journal clubs.
  • Train junior research staff on research methodologies and good research practices.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of the appointment:

  • Medical Degree (M.D.) or Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience or Biostatistics or closely related fields. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]


The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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