Research Support Assistant

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Hyde Park Campus

2012216 Medicine-General

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Support Assistant will provide routine or standardized laboratory or administrative duties and collecting routine data in support of research projects under direct supervision.


  • Collect and enter data. Assists in analyzing data.
  • Assists with the preparation of reports and manuscripts.
  • Maintains and orders supplies.
  • Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties:
  • Recruit and schedule research subjects.
  • Transcribe and code data.
  • Assist with developing data collection tools; managing data files; and providing general administrative support.
  • Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties:
  • Assist lab members in preparing and conducting experiments.
  • Provide assistance to supervisor with research projects.
  • Perform basic laboratory techniques.
  • Assist with maintaining, behavioral testing and/or surgical preparation of animals.

  • Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Problem-solving skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to learn new research techniques or methods required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, especially Word and PowerPoint required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • One year of relevant research experience preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Full time

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The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/27/2018
Application Due: 5/26/2018
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