Loyola University Chicago Research Specialist I - Chai Lab in Chicago, Illinois
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Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST I
Position Number 8150657
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus
Department Name DEPARTMENT OF CANCER BIOLOGY
Location Code Dept of Cancer Biology (06311A)
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform experiments in cancer research on genome stability maintenance under the supervision of PI. - Modify and adapt experimental protocols, techniques and procedures to specific project requirements. - Design, coordinate and conduct experimental procedures in the study of protein-protein interaction, protein-DNA interaction, protein modification, genome stability analysis in various human cells, as well as animal handling and genotyping. - Independently perform research activities and data analysis. - Work with the PI and postdocs to prepare research results and write summaries of results in manuscript form for publications and in graphics form for presentation at research meetings and for grant proposals. – Maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory protocols and records related to biosafety and IACUC. - Order lab supplies and equipment. - Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
Minimum Education: Required: Bachelors Degree Specify Degree(s): Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry Minimum Experience: Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
Minimum Education Required: Bachelors Degree: Biology, Molecular Biology, or Cell Biology. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Firm understanding of research methods, protocols, procedures, techniques, and equipment within specified area of specialty. Ability to independently design and implement standard research protocol within area of specialty. Knowledge and understanding of scientific method. Ability to analyze and evaluate empirical data and develop graphic and/or written interpretations and conclusions.
Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Research experience with tissue culture, transfection, RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, molecular cloning, retrovirus and/lentivirus production, PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, co-immunoprecipitation, western blotting, fluorescence microscopy and confocal, and/or ChIP.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required. Experience with data spread sheet development, specially Microsoft Excel.
Supervisory Responsibilities No
Required operation of university owned vehicles No
Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? Yes
Physical Demands Standing, Repetitive Motions
Working Conditions Odors, Animals, Infectious Diseases
Open Date 12/02/2019
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/12897