Lab Research Technician
University of Chicago
Investigators at the University of Chicago’s Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research are scientifically verifying the effects of herbs, including those have been used in the Far East for centuries and are now becoming more popular in the United States. Researchers have already uncovered some possible benefits and serious side effects of herbal remedies. Researchers at the Tang Center continue the long tradition of academic medicine at the University of Chicago. Chun-Su Yuan, MD, PhD, Director of the Center, follows the philosophy: ‘The most important thing is to make discoveries to benefit our patients.’ Researchers in the Tang Center will not only target specific herbs or diseases, but will also see where their basic research on different aspects of herbal medicine leads them.
About the Department
Lab Research Technician position available in the Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research.
We are seeking a technician familiar with in vitro and in vivo experiments with biological techniques, such as in vitro cell culture and observations, western blot, and/or in vivo mouse study. 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.
Lab Research Technician position in the Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research (https://tangcenter.uchicago.edu).
Familiar with in vitro and in vivo experiments with biological techniques, such as in vitro cell culture and observations, western blot, and/or in vivo mouse study.
Following protocols, designs, sets-up and conducts basic experiments.
Analyzes and troubleshoots protocols and data obtained from individual experiments and recommends alternatives and suggestions to improve processes, validity and/or accuracy.
Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting and entering data.
Manipulates, interprets and/or presents results, prepares charts and graphs for presentations and publications.
Performs scientific literature searches in support of research.
May track and summarizes lab supply expenses and verify accuracy of invoices.
Orders and/or maintains inventory of reagent, mice and/or lab supplies.
Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.
Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Bachelor's degree in biomedicine or related field.
Two years of relevant research experience.
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong data management skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.
Read and understand complex documents.
Handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.
Absorb large amounts of information quickly.
Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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