Research Technician

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-20
Req: JR05068
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Department20125 Pathology

About the UnitThe laboratory of Scott Oakes is moving to the Department of Pathology at University of Chicago and searching for a Research Technician to join our team. The Oakes Laboratory studies the mechanisms of cell death in diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegeneration. We seek a Research Technician to work as part of a team exploring these cell suicide pathways in cell culture models, mouse models, and human tumor specimens. This individual will conduct experiments under the direct supervision of a postdoctoral fellow and will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career in academic medicine.

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

P1: Performs routine assignments in the entry level to a professional job progression. Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from others.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job performs routine assignments related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field, 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Will carry out experiments involving cell culture, human specimens, mouse handling, biochemistry, molecular biology, and microscopy.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent writing skills and proficiency in English.    

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Recent college graduates with plans to eventually go on to graduate school in a couple years are encouraged to apply

2) Applicants with prior research experience, including cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and mouse handling are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Documents

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Pay FrequencyBiweekly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredYes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-20-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-20-08:00

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