Research Specialist 1

Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

20147 Mol Gen/Cell Bio

About the Unit
The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology - MGCB - operates within the Division of Biological Sciences. Its faculty investigate molecular aspects of biological phenomena that operate on a cellular scale. The Department currently represents research on a wide range of biological problems and systems - its internationally recognized strengths include: invertebrate and vertebrate development, plant development and plant pathogen interactions, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, cellular structure and function, and yeast genetics. The department administers the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program in the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Training Program Cluster. The cluster combines five programs: Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Human Genetics (HG), Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB), and Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB). MGCB also plays key roles in the undergraduate biology curricula at the University.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Specialist 1 will be involved in analysis of secretory mechanisms in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. The work will involve genetic manipulation as well as molecular, cell biological, and biochemical approaches.

• Conduct research in a cell biology laboratory, with extensive use of genetic and molecular biological approaches.

• Competence in basic molecular biological approaches required.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills required.
• Attention to detail and organizational skills required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:


• Bachelor's degree in scientific field required.
• Degree in Biological or Chemical sciences preferred.

• One year laboratory work required.
• Experience performing an independent research project preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
• Laboratory environment, standard office environment/equipment
• Ability to stand for up to 2 hours
• Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
• Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours

Required Documents:
• Cover letter
• Resume/cv
• List of three references

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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