University of Chicago Research Assistant in Chicago, Illinois
20120 Ben May Department
About the Unit
A Technical Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Shannon Elf, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago in the Ben May Department for Cancer Research. Our laboratory investigates the biology and targeted therapy of myeloid blood cancers, particularly myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
The successful applicant will work primarily with graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows in the lab conducting biochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture, and animal studies. Additionally, the applicant will provide support to the lab, including obtaining reagents, preparing samples, and organizing data.
- Perform molecular biology and biochemical experiments with increasing independence.
- Maintain and perform experiments with cell lines in tissue culture.
- Pre-clinical rodent work (mice).
- Record data and analyze results using basic statistics.
- Help to prepare presentations and written articles for publication.
- Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and maintain equipment.
- Interested in the biomedical sciences and extremely self-motivated
- Collaborative, flexible and a strong team player
- Sound analytical and organizational skills
- Must be able to logically and effectively structure tasks and set priorities
- Ability to identify potential problems and trouble-shoot solutions
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
- Bachelor's degree with significant biological/biochemical science coursework required.
- Experience with techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry is desirable but not required.
- Laboratory environment: occasionally works with radioactive isotopes, toxic chemicals, biohazards and substances emitting unpleasant odors.
- Curriculum Vita preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
Job is Exempt?
Drug Test Required?
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- Posted 14 Days Ago
- Full time