Research Specialist 1

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jul 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Neurobiology department studies how the nervous system works, how it is built, how it operates on cellular and systems levels, how drugs affect it, and how it is damaged in neurodegenerative diseases. Areas of interest span cellular/molecular, systems, the neurobiology of disease, cognitive, and computational approaches in this Department.

Unit Job Summary: Research technologist: Perform routine and more complex technical duties to assist co-workers in the laboratory. Collect and analyze data and/or specimens. Responsibilities include: setting up and performing experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principle investigator. Duties are varied and require theoretical knowledge as well as research experience in animal husbandry and molecular biology. Perform technical and research functions on projects involving: maintenance of mouse colony and genotyping, assist in the characterization of mice, immunohistochemistry, behavior tests, etc., and prepare reports onf experiments and data for review and analysis by the research supervisor.

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

Unit Experience: At least 1-2 years of laboratory experience (including undergraduate research) in either a molecular biology or cell biology laboratory is required. Must have prior research experience working with mouse colony A minimum of one year of relevant research experience with experimental procedures and data analysis techniques 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. Good manual dexterity and superior organizational skills required. Ability to work in sterile condition; work with mice; learn new techniques quickly; and to work independently is required. Ability to produce written reports of ocmpleted work and procedures preferred.