Extra Help - Technical (Research Helper)

at University of Illinois at Chicago in Rockford, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Extra Help - Technical (Research Helper)
Hiring Department: Biomedical Sciences
Location: Rockford, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1018362
Posting Close Date: 5/4/2023
About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
Position Summary
Seeking Research Helper to work on a Lung Cancer project that looks at genes and proteins modulated in smokers and lung cancer patients. Research helper is required to conduct basic science studies and translational studies with lung cancer patients and smokers to determine genes and proteins upregulated in smokers. Research helper will also work with the community to promote lung cancer screening.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in basic science research in order to meet research goals. Consult with research supervisor in order to assist in planning and implementing research experiments.
Perform experimental tests and assays. Record and analyze results in order to provide conclusive data for research projects. Work with survey information from smokers.
Maintain materials, methods, and records of experimental procedures, including evaluations of data accumulated.
Compile and summarize results for reports, manuscripts, grants and articles for publication.
Research literature in order to maintain a current knowledge of laboratory research methods and terminology.
Ensure safety and cleanliness of assigned laboratory. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidate could be working on a related Bachelor's degree or completed Bachelor's degree or associate diploma. Preferably should have experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. Proficiency with Microsoft Office beneficial.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
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Job Posting: 10970708

Posted On: May 29, 2023

Updated On: Jun 01, 2023

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