Research Technician

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023


BSD MED - Cardiology - Ozcan Research Staff

About the Department

The Section of Cardiology was founded in 1950 and has a proud history. We are now charting a new course that will propel us to the forefront of cardiovascular medicine. The strength of the Section reflects the quality and dedication of its faculty, trainees and support staff and is enhanced by the rich environment at the University of Chicago.

Job Summary

This part-time Research Technician will assist with all aspects of the research projects including molecular biology, biochemistry, cardiovascular physiology, electrophysiology studies, imaging, histopathology, vascular biology and cellular analysis. She/He needs to be instrumental in performing experiments and experience in scientific data collection, analysis and interpretation. She/He will work directly with Dr. Cevher Ozcan to complete the project.


  • The Research Technician will provide technical support activities related to scientific research projects.

  • Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.

  • His/her responsibilities include, but not limited to following: 1) Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Installs, sets up and performs experiments.

  • Working with mice, including behavioral monitoring, recovery of tissues, and histological processing.

  • Genetic screening of transgenic mouse lines, using PCR protocols and keeping colony.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens.

  • Analyzes possible solutions and tissue using standard laboratory procedures.

  • Conducts literature reviews and assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, presentations and other documents.

  • Interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

  • Assisting with developing or amending study protocols, data collection tools and databases.

  • 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.

  • 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 Biological Sciences or related field.


  • Experience with basic science research.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated research experience.

  • Experience with cardiovascular research, cellular electrophysiology, and animal models of diseases is highly desired.

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to understand complex documents.

  • Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.

  • Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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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