Research Specialist 2 - Awad Lab
University of Chicago
The Neurovascular Surgery Research Program is a translational research unit, funded by the NIH and other sources, and engaged in national and international collaborative projects. It includes scientists from different disciplines, focusing on mechanisms of genesis of vascular malformations of the brain, biomarkers of disease in human subjects, and preclinical studies and clinical trials of novel interventions for vascular malformations and hemorrhagic stroke.
About the Department
Under limited supervision of the PI and Lab Manager, provides technical support to a research lab by performing complex laboratory techniques and teaching basic laboratory techniques. May oversee daily operations of the laboratory. Utilizes research methods requiring a high degree of proficiency to achieve established research objectives. Evaluates existing methods and objectives.
Design and execute lab experiments such as ELISA, in situ hybridization, DNA/RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, ddPCR and blood processing.
Organize and track internal and external blood and tissue samples.
Utilize research methods requiring a high degree of proficiency to achieve established research objectives.
Evaluate existing methods and objectives and investigate, develop, and implement solutions to problems.
Effectively communicates, coordinates, and troubleshoots team-based research efforts through participation in laboratory and research meetings.
Maintain clear, accurate, complete, and timely reports of experiments.
Help with ordering and tracking supplies and equipment.
Supervise and train medical students and other laboratory volunteers and staff in research techniques, instruments, laboratory methods, procedures, and safety.
Help monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Draft manuscripts for submission and prepare grants for submission.
Assist PI with publications. May attend meetings and seminars as directed by the PI.
May provide basic histological techniques as instructed.
Support data collection and analytical needs of research projects.
Ensure project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
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.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Basic knowledge in biological sciences or chemistry.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
Attention to detail.
Ability to learn new research techniques or methods.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to train others.
Cover Letter (required)
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
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