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Research Specialist 1

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Job Details
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Company Name
University of Chicago
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description
  1. Department?

20128 Ophthalmology & Visual Science

  1. About the Unit?
  1. Job Information?

Job Summary:****

The Research Specialist 1’s principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for a research project. Under general supervision, the Research Specialist 1 performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. The ideal candidate has excellent organization skills and attention to detail as well as someone who can work autonomously but also collaborate with others.


  • Laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator
  • Laboratory duties: maintain and supervise the mouse colonies of the research group and perform genotyping on the mouse strains as necessary
  • Laboratory duties: involved with methods to characterize gut microbial populations and common animal models with conventional microbiome and germ-free mice
  • Laboratory duties: maintaining laboratory notebooks, participating in general laboratory organization and reporting findings in laboratory meetings
  • Collects and maintains data and/or specimens
  • Analyzes data including computational data analysis
  • Assist with clinical trials
  • Assist with IRB process
  • Conducts literature reviews
  • Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents
  • Maintains and orders equipment and supplies
  • Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates
  • Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: May assist in 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


  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously
  1. Additional Requirements??

Education, Experience or Certifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required


  • One year of relevant research experience required
  • Previous experience with IRB process preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:****

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
  • Basic computer proficiency required
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required
  • Analytical skills required
  • AURA system experience preferred
  • Laboratory skills pertinent to molecular and cellular biology required

Required Documents:****

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • References Upon Request

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

  1. Benefit Eligibility?


  1. Pay Frequency?


  1. Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

  1. Scheduled Weekly Hours?


  1. Union?


  1. Job is Exempt??


  1. Drug Test Required???


  1. Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job??


  1. Health Screen Required???


  1. Posting Date?


  1. Remove from Posting On or Before?


  1. Posting Statement:??

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR04990

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