Research Specialist II

Job description

Job Title:

RESEARCH SPECIALIST II

Position Number:

8150707

Job Category:

University Staff

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

Department Name:

DEPARTMENT OF CANCER BIOLOGY

Location Code:

Dept of Cancer Biology (06311A)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

Yes

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Carries out complex experiments and technical procedures as directed by Principle Investigator (PI) involving surgery on animals, tissue or cell cultures, and making direct experimental measurements.
- Independently performs experimental techniques and operate specialized equipment required to complete the project.
- Sets up experimental design and lab technique.
- Assists in writing scientific manuscripts and presenting at meetings.
- Performs in-depth analysis of experimental results.
- Performs literature searches on computer and retrieve literature from library.
- Assists in modifying specific protocols and methodology.
- Monitors the inventory of essential lab supplies and may assist in ordering additional supplies when required.
- Maintains orderly records of purchases.
- Ensures lab environment complies with safety regulations and may assume partial responsibility for safety in the lab.
- Maintains a safe and orderly lab environment.
- Implements experiments and perform lab techniques specific to lab and in accordance with direction from individual PI.
- Trains and provides oversight of medical and graduate students, junior lab staff, and other lab users.
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Minimum Education: Required: Bachelors Degree Preferred: Masters Degree Minimum Experience: Required: 5+ years of previous job-related experience. Completion of relevant coursework is considered equivalent experience.

Qualifications:

- Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency.
- Ability to communicate verbally.
- Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner.
- Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to work as an effective team member.
- Ability to organize workflow.
- Ability to work on routine job with interpersonal contact skill.
- Ability to interact with internal and external constituents.

Certificates/Credentials/Licenses:

Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree, Preferred: Masters Degree
Experience Required: 5 years of previous job-related experience

Computer Skills:

Computer proficiency required. Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs preferred. Use of some specialized computer programs will be part of the job responsibilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No

Required operation of university owned vehicles:

No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? :

Yes

Physical Demands:

Lifting, Standing, Repetitive Motions

Working Conditions:

Lighting, Heating, Ventilation, Odors, Noise, Animals, Irregular Hours

Open Date:

10/23/2020

Quick Link for Posting:

http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14422

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 10/28/2020
Application Due: 12/3/2020
Work Type: Full Time
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