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University of Chicago Research Laboratory Technician in Chicago, Illinois

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.
Department

2012217 Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

About the Unit

The Izumchenko Laboratory focuses is on understanding the complex interplay between the genetic and epigenetic alterations in carcinogenesis and disease progression, and on exploiting this understanding for developing novel biomarkers for diagnosis and risk stratification as well as in identifying targets for therapeutic intervention. Dr. Izumchenko will work collaboratively with the group of investigators with complementary and integrated expertise including surgeons, clinical oncologists, pathologists and computational biologists.

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.

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.

T2: Expands skills in own work area within an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Maintains appropriate licenses, training and/or certifications, as needed. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within our area of expertise. Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Works with a moderate degree of supervision.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

The job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) Provides technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) May assist 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. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Perform a wide range of duties in support of basic laboratory operations.

2) Cell and organoid culture.

3) RT-PCR and qPCR,

4) Genetic engineering.

5) Cloning.

6) Gel electrophoresis.

7) DNA/RNA extraction and processing.

8) Protein extraction and western blotting.

9) Reagent and media preparation.

10) Keep detailed records of experiments.

11) Prepare data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1)Strong wet-lab experience and technical skills.

2) Excellent English oral and written communications skills.

3) Preference will be given to applicants with background in genetic techniques and NGS libraries preparation.

4) Must be able to handle multiple projects on a tight schedule.

5) Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative research group.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Molecular/Cell biology, Biochemistry of related fields.

Experience

1) One year of research experience

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

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

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Pay Frequency

Biweekly

Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Date

2019-09-10-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-03-10-07:00

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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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR06428
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