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Research Specialist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC145705015
Company Name
University of Chicago
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description
  1. 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.
  1. Department

20142 Neurobiology

  1. About the Unit

Participate in a technically complex, multidisciplinary project to understand the molecular genetics basis of human sensory defects. The individual will work both with human subjects and with model vertebrate organisms. The work will be carried out in two nearby neurobiological laboratories that are collaborating on this research. The individual will need to undertake and pass CITI training for clinical research. Specific duties include scheduling subject visits, conducting human psychophysical tests and interacting with research participants and their families as well as control participants; data management and analysis of results from human participants; carrying out embryological, cellular and molecular studies on model vertebrate organisms; supervising junior research technologists; and maintaining laboratory inventories. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by extramural funds (e.g., grant, gift, endowment) which are renewed under provisions set by the grantor. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these extramural funds and satisfactory job performance. If this position is eliminated due to the discontinuation of extramural funding, you will be given a minimum of one pay period’s written notice (if exempt: 30 days, if non-exempt: 2 weeks), or pay in-lieu of notice.

  1. Job Family

Research

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.

  1. Career Track and Job Level

Research

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.

P1: Performs routine assignments in the entry level to a professional job progression. Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from others.

  1. Role Impact

Individual Contributor

  1. Responsibilities

The job performs routine assignments related to 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) Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) Maintains 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. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field, 5) Performs other related work as needed.


Unit-specific Responsibilities***

1) Perform experimental embryology and tissue culture work to study and manipulate gene expression.

2) Participating in laboratory maintenance activities including inventory management.

3) Scheduling the visits of research participants.

4) Testing control participants.

5) Data management and analysis of results from human participants.


Unit-preferred Competencies***

1) Ability to handle multiple projects.

2) Ability to solve problems independently with limited direction.

3) Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.

4) Ability to work with other researchers on joint projects is essential.

5) Ability to interact with diverse individuals pleasantly and efficiently.

  1. Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) B.S. degree in biological sciences or neuroscience.

2) Knowledge of molecular biology.

Experience

1) Minimum of one year of wet laboratory experience.

2) Experience with biological research.

3) Experience with clinical research or CITI training.


Required Documents***

1) Resume

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

  1. FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

  1. Pay Frequency

Biweekly

  1. Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

  1. Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

  1. Benefits Eligible

Yes

  1. Drug Test Required

Yes

  1. Health Screen Required

Yes

  1. Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

  1. Posting Date

2019-08-02-07:00

  1. Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-02-02-08:00

  1. Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity/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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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
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