Research Technologist II-Ma Lab

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/8/2020 9:16 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-12895
Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Days

Overview

This position offers a great opportunity to participate in very exciting research on neural development and neurodegeneration, which will lead to publications in the near future. Responsibilities include assisting investigators with experiments, performing research independently and participating day-to-day laboratory management, including managing mouse colonies, ordering lab supplies, and writing animal protocols. Previous lab experience in molecular biology (DNA, RNA, PCR and Western) required. Mouse work experience is strongly preferred. We offer great opportunities to learn new techniques in next generation sequencing, stem cell biology, and mitochondrial metabolism. Candidates interested in applying to medical school or graduate school in 1-2 years are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Performs research with molecular/cell biological and histological techniques including PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, immunostaining, Western-blotting, cell culture, and preparing cryosections
  • Lab management: managing mouse colonies, ordering supplies and managing mouse and safety protocols.

Qualifications

  1. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree is biology or biomedical research is preferred.  
  2.  Minimum of 1 year of experience working with diverse groups of people.
  3. Minimum of 1 year of experience in biomedical field with standard laboratory procedures and equipment.
  4. Experience in animal handling, breeding and monitoring is preferred.
  5. Working knowledge of computers, ability to troubleshoot, work independently, and function as a team member is essential. Therefore, experience in regular interaction with outside groups is highly desirable.
  6. Excellent command of the English language and the ability to communicate effectively.
  7. Strong organizational skills including the ability to establish priorities, react promptly to a large variety of requests, and the ability to keep the workplace clean and organized.

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