Research Specialist 1
Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
The laboratory of David Freedman at The University of Chicago investigates the neuronal mechanisms of visual learning, memory and recognition and is looking for a full-time lab manager and research technician to provide support for its research with non-human primates. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a leadership role in dynamic team and contributing to cutting-edge scientific research.
The laboratory is located on the main campus of The University of Chicago, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
- Assisting in maintaining and documenting animal health and welfare
- Assisting in training non-human primates (M. Mulatta) to perform computer-based behavioral tasks
- Maintaining and documenting the supply of laboratory consumables and equipment
- Maintaining equipment and experiment rooms
- Training, collaborating ,and assisting new laboratory personnel
- Assisting in surgery and other minor procedures
- Handling various administrative tasks
- Analytical and problem-solving skills required
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
- Ability to learn new techniques quickly and to work in sterile condition
- Good manual dexterity and superior organizational skills required
- Knowledge of research Techniques or methods required
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.
- One year's experience in animal research is required, working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, must be able to produce written reports of completed work and procedures.
- Previous experience in a behavioral or neurophysiology laboratory and/or experience with non-human primates preferred.
- Exposure to animals
- Exposure to laboratory chemicals
- laboratory environment
- ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements
- Resume, Brief statement of career goals and Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Job is Exempt?
Drug Test Required?
Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
Health Screen Required?
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