Research Specialist 2
Hyde Park Campus
34465 Inst For Molecular Engineering
About the Unit
The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), established in 2011 by the University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, is a transformational academic unit exploring the intersection of science and engineering. IME explores innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and design on a molecular scale. IME is the largest new academic program that the University has started since 1988.
The Research Specialist 2 will work collaboratively with a principal investigator on varied research projects in the Institute for Molecular Engineering.
- Assist with planning, development and execution of research in the laboratory
- Assist in organizing and managing the laboratory
- Participate in writing reports and manuscripts
- Assist in management of animal colony and animal experiments
- Conduct periodic training for current and new members of the laboratory
- Contribute and sometimes leads, the writing of academic papers, reports and final summaries
- Collect, records, and analyzes data
- Conduct literature reviews
- Ensure compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates
- May serve as a lead research specialist on a research project
- Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences
- Other related tasks as required
- Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
- 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 required.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other data and research scientists on computational research in a fast-paced environment required.
- Ability to read and keep abreast of technical developments required.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks under performance and time-related stress required.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biophysics) required.
- Advanced degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, biophysics) strongly preferred.
- Minimum two years relevant research experience required.
- Experience in Molecular Biology techniques (i.e. quantitative real-time PCR, RNA and DNA isolation, transfection, infection, transformation, cloning) required.
- Experience Biochemical techniques (i.e. affinity chromatography, immunoblots) required.
- Experience in Tissue Culture techniques (i.e. ex vivo cultures, primary cell isolation, transfection, infection, co-culture) required.
- Experience in Cell assays (i.e. cell signaling, proliferation, adhesion, migration, invasion, proliferation, apoptosis, cytotoxicity) required.
- Experience in Microscopy (i.e. immunofluorescent analysis, immunohistochemical analysis) preferred.
- Experience in Mouse in vivo models of cancer metastasis (i.e. intraperitoneal injections and dissections) preferred
- Experience in transgenic mouse models (i.e. breeding and genotyping) preferred.
- Familiarity with common computer programs and standard laboratory equipment preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Knowledge or cancer biology and role of microenvironment during cancer progression.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods (cell biology, transcription, primary cultures, microscopy, cell assays, biochemical assays, molecular biology assays).
- List of 3 References
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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