Research Specialist
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Department

BSD PAT - Weber Lab

About the Department

The Department of Pathology has a long and rich history of excellence in clinical service, training, and research. Our physicians and scientists are experts in a variety of subspecialties in anatomic pathology, laboratory medicine, genomics and molecular pathology, investigational pathology, and immunology. Our diverse faculty study and diagnose patient disease and medical conditions using state-of-the-art methodologies.

Job Summary

Perform research focused on organoid models and epithelial cell culture. The work will emphasize 1) growth and banking of organoid models and cell lines, 2) physiological, cell biological, and disease modeling, and 3) drug testing. Ultimately, this work is expected to lead to improved understanding of multiple disease states, with a particular emphasis in gastrointestinal diseases. Participate in weekly lab meetings. There will also be times when it will be necessary to bridge collaborations with other laboratories and faculty members as well as with other research scientists at various levels of training within the home laboratory.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Maintains 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. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
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Preferred Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Biological Science.

Experience:
  • Demonstrated technical excellence in cell culture.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Preferred Competencies
  • Quick learner with exceptional responsibility and organizational skills.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A great degree of independence in direct collaboration with PI Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Working Conditions
  • Lab environment.

Application Documents
  • Resume (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Research

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

Yes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

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.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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