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Lab Research Tech 2 - Rush Pulmonary Critical Care

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Rush University Medical Center
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Chicago, IL 60664
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Job Title:

Lab Research Tech 2 – Rush Pulmonary Critical Care





Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)



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Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Lab Research Tech 2 position with the Rush Pulmonary Critical Care Department.

Position Highlights :

The Lab Research Technician 2 assists basic science and/or clinical (biological) scientists to conduct routine laboratory tests and experiments. The Lab Research Technician 2 is responsible for performing scientific tests, experiments, and analyses while working under direction of a Principal Investigator (PI) and more senior lab staff. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities :

+ Gather and prepare biological samples, such as blood, food, and bacteria cultures, for laboratory analysis.

+ Position involves exposure to chemicals and rodents in a laboratory setting.

+ Set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as microscopes, scales, and test tubes.

+ Perform routine laboratory tests and procedures for assigned ongoing research studies and may assist in conducting more complex experiments/procedures.

+ Operate traditional laboratory instruments, advanced robotics and automated equipment to conduct experiments.

+ Perform basic laboratory techniques such as Western Blot, SDS PAGE, protein determination, genotyping, PCR, protein expression/purification in bacteria

+ Use specialized computer software to collect, analyze and model experimental data.

+ Follow good laboratory safety practices and comply with safety protocols.

+ Document work including equipment settings, procedures, and results according to lab protocols. Share observations and results with peers, scientists and supervisor.

+ May complete preliminary analysis of experimental data and interpret results.

Required Position Qualifications :

+ Bachelor’s degree required; 1 – 2 years of experience preferred.

+ Familiarity with traditional and specialized laboratory equipment, including specialized computer programs/software.

+ Knowledge of good laboratory practice, lab health and safety principles.

+ Attention to detail and accuracy.

+ Effective oral and written communication.

+ Ability to understand and interpret results.

Preferred Position Qualifications :

+ Master’s Degree desired

+ Animal handling experience preferred

+ At least one year of experience in molecular and cellular biology laboratory preferred

+ Experience in basic biomedical science research using molecular, cellular biology and biochemical approaches desired

Company Highlights :

+ Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.

+ The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.

+ As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

+ RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.

+ Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.

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