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Loyola University Chicago RESEARCH ASSISTANT I in Chicago, Illinois

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Position Number 8102452

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Department Name PHYSICS

Location Code PHYSICS (02116A)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a full-time position to work in the Biophysics laboratory. The lab’s research, under the direction of Dr. Brian Cannon, examines the DNA conformation and structural dynamics using single-molecule fluorescence imaging. The duties and responsibilities for this position include the following: - Sample preparation of DNA using synthetic biology approaches - Data acquisition using fluorescence microscopy - Assistance to undergraduate research students working in the lab. - Data analysis and computational work - Development of lab modules for interdisciplinary lab course

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree in related field and zero-one year of related experience.


  • B.S. in biophysics or related field.
  • Previous research experience is essential
  • An understanding of biophysics, upper level physics and biology, as well competence with upper level mathematics.
  • Some computer program experience is essential.



Computer Skills

-Proficiency with Windows and Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint). -Adept at learning custom software used to operate laboratory equipment and analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities No

Required operation of university owned vehicles No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No

Physical Demands Lifting, Standing, Repetitive Motions

Working Conditions None

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