Research Specialist 1

Job description

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.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Research Specialist 1 The principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project within the Huang lab. Under general supervision, the Research Specialist 1 performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.


  • Collects, analyze and maintain data and/or specimens
  • Maintains equipment and experiment rooms
  • Maintains and orders equipment and supplies
  • Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Trains and assists new laboratory personnel
  • Setting up and performing experiments
  • Other research duties as assigned

  • Ability to train others 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.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Ability to read and keep abreast of technical developments required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.

  • A minimum of one year of relevant research experience required.
  • Experience in performing an independent research project required.
  • Experience in working with micropipette experiments preferred.
  • Experience with single-cell sequencing and tissue imaging preferred.
  • Familiarity with T cell isolation, culture, purification, and quantification preferred.
  • Familiarity with common computer programs and standard laboratory equipment preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint required
  • Basic computer proficiency required.
  • Knowledge of relevant scientific field required
  • Knowledge or research techniques or methods required
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.

Required Document:
  • 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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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