Research Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023


BSD NEU - Research

About the Department

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 Summary

The job performs routine assignments related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.


  • Provides technical and administrative support for research investigations involving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

  • Performs experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator and the supervisor.

  • Responsibilities will involve molecular biology including cloning and PCR, cell culture, DNA/RNA transfection of mammalian cells.

  • Gene expression analysis using various techniques such as Western blotting, qRT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence etc.

  • Working with mice including breeding, tail DNA isolation, extraction of DNA, PCR, recovery of tissues, brain and spinal cord dissections, and histological processing.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens; conducts literature reviews; assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents.

  • General laboratory duties such as making reagents, record keeping, maintaining cleanliness in the lab, ordering supplies and cleaning/autoclaving glassware.

  • Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.


  • 1-2 years prior related research experience.

  • Neuroscience background or experience.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop/Illustrator.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to work as a part of team as well as independently.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong data management skills and diligence.

  • Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.

  • Ability to absorb substantial amounts of information quickly.

Working Conditions

  • Lab Environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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

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