Research Specialist 1

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Histology techniques; maintenance of a zebrafish facility and general technical support. Direct involvement in ongoing research projects investigating zebrafish developmental mechanisms. This would ultimately involve using molecular techniques (plasmid preps, subcloning, in situ hybridization), embryology (dissections, microinjection of embryos), and histology/imaging (immunohistology, sectioning, light and confocal microscopy). Care for and raise zebrafish for daily embryo production and stock maintenance: Includes daily feeding, regular aquaria cleaning, facility maintenance, culture of invertebrate food sources. Set up regular pairwise matings between fish, embryo collection. Technical support: Order consumables, maintain stocks of standard solutions, bacterial-culture and media plates, chemicals, glassware, etc. Establish and maintain lab databases for stocks, orders, etc. Organize and washing and autoclaving of laboratory glassware. Coordinate general laboratory organization and equipment maintenance. Duration of appointment: August 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences by June 30, 2017 required.

Unit Experience: Previous research experience with microscopy and/or molecular biology required.

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.