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The mission of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care is to: Provide outstanding compassionate patient care; educate each other and the next generation of physicians and scientists; be leaders in scholarship, discovery and innovation; and to bring out the best in all with whom we work.
About the Department
The Research Technologist will undertake biomedical research to test mechanisms of pain modulation. The position will also utilize mouse models for in vivo and in vitro studies of treatments that alter pain signaling.
For a summary of lab research see https://mcgeheelab.uchicago.edu.
- Conducts mouse surgical procedures to express optogenetic and fiber photometry probes for manipulating and monitoring neural activity in specific brain areas.
- Conducts behavioral research to test pain relief through manipulations of cholinergic signaling. These studies will require conducting survival surgery using stereotaxic methods focal infusion of viral vectors. Experiments involve monitoring mice using fiber optic monitoring and offline analysis using computer software.
- Monitors health, care, genotyping, breeding and ordering of animals in rat and mouse colonies.
- Maintains laboratory records and general lab maintenance; ensures adequate stocks of laboratory supplies; places orders for laboratory supplies; and monitors deliveries.
- Oversees and trains undergraduate research assistants.
- 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.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
- Research experience with animal behavioral methods.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Analytical skills.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Organizational skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- Resume/CV (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.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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