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Loyola University Chicago RESEARCH ASSISTANT II in Chicago, Illinois

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Position Number 8150488

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus

Department Name PHARMACOLOGY

Location Code PHARMACOLOGY (06230A)

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No

Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform experiments as instructed by the Principal Investigator. Will receive training to be able to perform the necessary techniques and protocols for experiments. May include tissue or cell cultures and animal behavior • Perform basic lab tasks required to complete experiments. May include preparation of reagent solutions, buffers and media. • Typical experiments will include extraction and purification of RNA/DNA/protein, mammalian cell culture and other standard molecular biology assays (e.g. PCR etc.) The initial goals are to identify genetic signatures in the brain that predict abnormal learning and memory, or neurological illness. • Gathers, organizes and records data. • Performs simple analysis of results. • May assist with library and/or electronic research. • Monitors inventory of essential lab supplies and order additional supplies as necessary. • Maintains orderly record of purchases. • Help maintain a safe and orderly lab environment • Ensure compliance with safety regulations • Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree Preferred: Masters Degree Specify Degree(s): Biological or physical sciences

Minimum Experience Required: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience Preferred: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience


• Ability to analyze and interpret data • Good verbal and written communication skills in English • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and established procedures • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency • Ability to work effectively in a team

Work consists of duties involving several related sequential steps, processes or methods. Duties require consideration of factors and conditions that are apparent and readily verifiable. Work has moderate impact on a specific area. Substantial impact on student well-being, comfort or convenience. Specific, detailed instruction provided for new or difficult assignments. Employee performs recurring tasks independently.



Computer Skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, internet and email applications

Supervisory Responsibilities Yes

Required operation of university owned vehicles No

Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? Yes

Physical Demands Repetitive Motions

Working Conditions Animals, Irregular Hours

Open Date 11/20/2020

Close Date

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