Research Technician

Location
Chicago
Posted
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: Principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project. Under general supervision, the Research Technician performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Collects and maintains data and/or specimens. Analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents. Maintains and orders equipment and supplies. Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. May orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant research experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.