Research Specialist 1

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Hyde Park Campus

20142 BSD Neurobiology

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Eatock laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology is seeking a research technician to help with varied research tasks and laboratory management. We investigate the neural signals of inner-ear receptors of the inner ear that serve the senses of hearing and balance. The laboratory is located on the main campus of The University of Chicago, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.


  • Assisting in studies that record neural signals in the inner ear
  • Preparing specialized physiological salines
  • Animal ordering and colony management
  • Managing day-to-day lab operations
  • Maintaining and ordering supplies and equipment

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic computer and recording-keeping skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in learning new skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • A B.S. or B.A. in neuroscience, biology or other field relevant to the research is required.

  • Some relevant research experience and/or coursework required

Working Conditions:
  • Exposure to animals (rodents)
  • Laboratory environment
  • Occasional weekend hours

Required Documents:
  • Resume and 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?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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