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Research Specialist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC151096940
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

34465 Pritzker Inst for Molecular Engineering

  1. About the Unit

The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) was established in May 2019 and evolved from the Institute for Molecular Engineering, which was founded in 2011. The PME integrates science and engineering to address global challenges from the molecular level up. The PME’s rigorous academic and research programs are made possible through the University of Chicago’s unique partnership with Argonne National Laboratory. The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is the first new school at the University of Chicago in three decades and the first school in the nation dedicated to molecular engineering. In the next phase of growth as a School, the PME will continue to expand its team of world-class faculty researchers and empower students from diverse backgrounds to collaborate with faculty in cutting-edge facilities. The PME aims to bring solutions for urgent societal problems to the forefront, while training the next generation of scientific leaders and entrepreneurs.

  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) Set up and perform experiments in mice.

2) Perform injections, measurements/data acquisition, and organ harvests.

3) Manage mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping.

4) Collect, analyze and maintain data and/or specimens.

5) Maintain equipment and experiment rooms.

6) Maintain and order equipment and supplies.

7) Train and assist new laboratory personnel.

8) Assist with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

9) Other research duties as assigned.

10) Assist in maintaining an organized lab space.


Unit-preferred Competencies***

1) Knowledge of animal research techniques and methods.
2) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
3) Analytical skills.
4) Problem-solving and organizational skills.
5) Attention to detail.

6) Ability to train others.
7) Verbal and written communication skills.

8) Ability to interact with a diverse work force.
9) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
10) Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
11) Ability to read and keep abreast of technical developments.

12) Familiarity with cellular and organismal biology.

  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) Bachelor’s degree or higher in a field relevant to the research being conducted.

Experience

1) A minimum of one year of relevant research experience.
2) Experience in working with mice.

3) Proficiency with small animal handling and injection/biosample collection & storage.

4) Experience in performing an independent research project.

5) Experience in working as a research team.

6) Familiarity with common computer programs and standard laboratory equipment.


Technical Knowledge or Skills***

1) Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint.

2) Basic computer proficiency.

3) Knowledge of relevant scientific field.

4) Knowledge or research techniques or methods.

5) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.


Required Documents***

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Reference Contact Information (3)

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

  1. FLSA Status

Exempt

  1. Pay Frequency

Monthly

  1. Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

  1. Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

  1. Benefits Eligible

Yes

  1. Drug Test Required

No

  1. Health Screen Required

No

  1. Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

  1. Posting Date

2019-11-14-08:00

  1. Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-05-14-07:00

  1. Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/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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