Research Specialist I

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Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

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Dept of Cancer Biology (06311A)

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The Fanning lab in the department of Cancer Biology at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus invites applicants for a full-time research technician position working on understanding breast cancer pathology and developing new therapies. The Research Specialist will assist in experimental procedures involving tissue or cell cultures of breast cancer. They will be expected to perform basic lab techniques required to complete the project such as protein-protein interaction assays. They will also assist in the day-to-day aspects of the lab including supply/equipment ordering and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Scientists with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply as compensation will match experience. More information can be found at

•Carries out experiments as instructed by Principle Investigator (PI). Assists with experimental procedures involving tissue or cell cultures and mouse models of breast cancer, preparing reagents and solutions, and making direct experimental measurements.
•Performs basic lab techniques required to complete the project.
•Gathers, organizes, and records data. Performs analysis of results.
•Contributes to the scientific development and writing of manuscripts and grants.
•Incorporates and develops new protocols and methodologies.
•May assist in ordering lab supplies when required. Maintains orderly records of purchases.
•Maintains a safe and orderly lab environment. Ensures compliance with safety regulations.
•Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Specify Degree(s): Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry

Minimum Experience: Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience


Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology is preferred.
Minimum Experience Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience in an academic or industry setting.

Preferred: Applicants with advanced degrees in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology are encouraged to apply and compensation will match experience.

Practical experience with culturing human-derived tissues, particularly breast cancer cell lines, is preferred.

Other requirements include:
•Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and established procedures.
•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 routine job with interpersonal contact skill.
•Ability to interact with internal and external constituents.

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office suite of programs

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Required operation of university owned vehicles:


Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? :


Physical Demands:

Lifting, Standing, Repetitive Motions

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Lighting, Heating, Ventilation, Odors, Noise, Animals

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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time