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Chicago, IL 60664
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- About the Unit
This is an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and collaborative research group investigating Immunity and the Microbiome at mucosal sites in mice. Under supervision, the Research Specialist I assists with experiments, participates in managing mouse colony breeding and genotyping, and performs general laboratory tasks; participates in laboratory meetings regarding current research and other lab activities; and assists with organizing laboratory, ordering supplies, and training of lab members. There is also opportunity to audit graduate-level courses.
- Job Family
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 Level
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.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
- Role Impact
The job participates in 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) Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan., 2) Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 3) Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process., 4) Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Perform and assist with immunology and microbiome experiments under supervision of principal investigator, postdoctoral researcher or graduate student.
2) Assist with experiments that involve transgenic mouse colony breeding and genotyping.
3) Participate in laboratory meetings regarding current research and other lab activities.
4) Assist with organizing laboratory and ordering supplies.
5) Maintains a safe environment for others and self; adheres to safety policies and procedures.
1) Ability to interact with a diverse workforce.
2) Ability to manage deadlines.
3) Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently.
4) Analytical thinking.
- Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor’s degree.
1)Strong skill in PCR, flow cytometry, mouse breeding and genotype analysis.
2) Computer proficiency.
3)Ability to work in a competitive environment and mental demands of scientific experiments.
4) Regularly required to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
5) Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
6) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
7) Visual acuity is an essential element of this position
8) May be required to walk for prolonged periods.
9) Job involves frequent exposure to live mice.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
- FLSA Status
- Pay Frequency
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Depends on Qualifications
- Scheduled Weekly Hours
- Benefits Eligible
- Drug Test Required
- Health Screen Required
- Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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- Posting Statement
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- Posted 30+ Days Ago
- Full time