Research Support Assistant

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20142 BSD Neurobiology

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

Provide routine standardized laboratory duties collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision. Collects and enters data, assists in analyzing data. Maintains and orders supplies, managing data files and providing general administrative reports. Assists lab members and supervisor with research projects. Performs basic laboratory techniques and working with animals.


  • Research experience in animal husbandry, maintenance of mouse colony, genotyping, mouse perfusion, brain collection, and the immunohistochemistry characterization of samples.
  • Perform and assist co-workers for behavioral assessment of cognitive function, will collect and analyze data and/or brain specimens.
  • Assist in ordering of laboratory supplies and chemicals and general laboratory maintenance.

  • Ability to work independently .
  • Accountability.
  • Good attention to details and capable of a high degree of precision and accuracy in lab work.
  • Ability to keep accurate records, data entry, and sample inventory.

Additional Requirements

Education,Experience and Certifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Bachelors degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted is preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year of related laboratory work experience required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume

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?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 5/19/2018
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