• Research Assistant II - Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 4:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Research Assistant II: Perform a variety of complex technical duties involved in conducting laboratory tests, bench, and animal experiments to understand Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition and support of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago research operations.


    • Collaborates with faculty members and scientists in the performance and analysis of complex research studies.
    • Participates in the development of new procedures and protocols in the conduct of research studies.
    • Performs independent, advanced data analysis utilizing complex software or statistical procedures.
    • Participates in meetings to present research study findings.
    • Serves as a mentor to other researchers in the conduct and analysis of research. Maintains research related materials to include study data, publications, submitted grants and other scientific documents.
    • Collaborates with Scientists in the preparation of manuscripts. Conducts literature searches for the development of grant proposals.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with external agencies and vendors.
    • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.


    1. Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering. A strong background in biology and computer science is helpful.
    2. Good knowledge in scientific instrumentation and understanding of biological principles. Experience with flow cytometry is desired.
    3. Experience with cell cultures and small animal handling including murine studies.
    4. Ability to trouble-shoot, work independently and function as a team member in research.
    5. Good organizational and record keeping skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.
    6. Flexible schedule for processing human samples.


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