Research Specialist 2

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Apr 03, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hyde Park Campus

Department
20142 BSD Neurobiology

About the Unit

Job Information

General Summary:

A research technologist position is available in a dynamic molecular and cell biology laboratory working on Alzheimer's disease. Our lab has a keen interest on understanding complex mechanisms underlying memory formation and storage in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The successful candidate will serve as lead research specialist in a smaller lab.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform complex technical duties including intracerebroventricular injection and stereotaxic brain delivery of adeno-associated virus in Alzheimer's disease mouse models.
  • Perform and assist co-workers for behavioral assessment of cognitive function, will collect and analyze data and/or brain specimens. Molecular and cell biology expertise will be an asset.
  • Duties require theoretical knowledge as well as research experience in animal husbandry, maintenance of mouse colony, genotyping, mouse perfusion, brain collection, and the immunohistochemistry characterization of mice.
  • Assist in ordering of laboratory supplies and chemicals and general laboratory maintenance.
  • Training and supervising students and other laboratory staff
  • Preparing reports on experiments and data for review and analysis under the direction of the principal investigator.


Competencies:
  • Ability to train and supervise others
  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment
  • 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 is required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Lab management skills


Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

Education:
  • Advanced degree in the field of neurobiological sciences is required.


Experience:
  • A minimum of five years of relevant research laboratory experience, and two years working with virus and/or brain stereotaxic surgeries in rodents are required.


Working Conditions:
  • Laboratory and animal facility environments


Physical Demands:
  • This position would require incumbent to be able to maneuver between different sections within the department.
  • Long periods of sitting may be required. Light lifting (less than 25 lbs) may be necessary.


Required Documents:
  • cover letter
  • resume

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

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours
40

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-04-02-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2018-10-02-07:00

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Full time
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