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University of Chicago Research 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

2012223 Medicine-Genetic Medicine

About the Unit

The Section of Genetic Medicine continues to shape the future of personalized medicine with successful research programs focused on the quantitative genetic and genomic science. The Section provides extremely valuable collaborations with investigators in the Department of Medicine who are seeking to develop new and more powerful ways to identify genetic risk factors for common, complex disorders with almost immediate clinical application. The Section of Genetic Medicine conducts impactful investigations focused on quantitative genetics, systems biology and genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology.

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) Principal contribution is providing technical and administrative support for research projects aimed at generating single cell atlases of the heart and other tissues.

2) Under general supervision, the Research Technician will perform moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.

3) Collect and maintains data and/or specimens.

4) Set up and performing experiments.

5) Collect and maintain data and/or specimens.

6) Analyze data.

7) Conduct literature reviews.

8) Maintain equipment and supplies.

9) Perform cellular isolation from tissue specimens.

10) Perform cell culture experiments.

11) Generate single cell RNA-seq and single cell ATAC-seq libraries.

12) Generate next generation sequencing data.

13) Responsibilities may also include the following non-laboratory duties: assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.

14) Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator. Maintenance of equipment and supplies.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

2) Knowledge of research techniques or methods relevant to the lab (e.g., ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, qPCR, cell culture). 3) Analytical skills. 4) Problem-solving skills. 5) Attention to detail. 6) Organizational skills. 7) Verbal and written communication skills. 8) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

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

2019-09-06-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-03-06-08:00

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.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR06394
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