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University of Chicago Research Technical Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

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20121 Neurology

About the Unit

The Department of Neurology at The University of Chicago Medical Center has a great history and tradition, having made significant contributions to neurological training, clinical care, and the basic understanding of neurological disease.

Job Family


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


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.

T1: Entry-level position with appropriate licenses/training certifications. Has basic skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Work is completed with close supervision.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


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

1) This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction., 2) Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision., 3) Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 4) Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

*_Unit-specific Responsibilities_*

1) Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.

2) Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.

3) Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data.

4) Manipulates, interprets and/or presents results.

5) Prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications.

6) Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.

7) May complete portions of grant applications, manuscripts and publications.

8) Tracks and summarizes lab supply expenses.

9) Verifies accuracy of invoices.

10) Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice and/or lab supplies.

Unit-Preferred Competencies

1) Entry level skills in Molecular Biology, Immunology and/or Cellular Biology.

2) Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.

3) Strong organizational skills.

4) Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Excellent interpersonal skills.

5) Strong data management skills and attention to detail.

6) Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

7) Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).

8) Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.

9) Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly.

10) Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.

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 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1)Bachelor's degree


1)Experience with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) culture, or neuronal culture and cell-based assays.

2) Knowledge of medical terminology/environment.

Required Documents

1) Resume/CV

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

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date


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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
  • JR06138