Research Specialist

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-20
Req: JR05071
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department20107 Animal Resources Center

About the UnitThe Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago is responsible for the use and care of all research animals on campus. The ARC manages 6 facilities and a business office. Its sections are as follows: husbandry, maintenance, operations, veterinary care, finance and administration. The unit recently merged with the Office of Shared Research Facilities managing all of the BSD cores on campus.

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.

T2: Expands skills in own work area within an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Maintains appropriate licenses, training and/or certifications, as needed. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within our area of expertise. Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Works with a moderate degree of supervision.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) Provides technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) May assist 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. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Maintain breeding colony and breeding colony flexible film isolators, records and lines (includes tag, tail, wean and colony status records).

2) Prepare materials for experimental procedures with germ free animals, perform experimental interventions with germ free animals and assist Principal Investigator group to perform experiments within the facility.

3) Assist with film isolator recycle/rebuild, perform weekly flexible film isolator culture set-ups.

4) Assist with training PI group and other research personnel working in the GRAF5).

5) Assist with C-section re-derivations.

6) Assist with facility maintenance, health checks and upkeep (equipment and supplies) and administrative support to the Director of GRAF.   

7) Shared Weekend Rotation Hours with others.  

Unit-preferred Competencies     

1) Ability to work on more than one project at one time and meet deadlines.

2) Capacity to handle multiple tasks in a short amount of time.

3) Must be detailed and organized and respect confidentiality.

4) Ability to analyze and solve problems.

5) Ability to interact with all levels of staff within the division.           

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field OR in a field relevant to the research being conducted.

2) Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Certification.

Experience

1) Previous work experience in an academic environment and biomedical research.

2) Two years of experience in a scientific animal research setting.

3) Requires a fair amount of walking between facilities, also entails standing at hoods and sitting at isolators in facility, laboratory and office environment.

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

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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