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Research Specialist 2

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Department

BSD MIC - Green Lab


About the Department

Part of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago, the Green Lab studies molecular mechanisms by which nosocomial bacterial pathogens spread and cause disease. Primarily taking genetic and biochemical approaches, the Green Lab is focused on defining mechanisms of pathogen persistence in spread in order to develop novel interventions and therapeutic approaches to target hospital-acquired infections.


Job Summary

The Research Specialist 2 will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, and other lab members, to perform a variety of microbiological and genetic experiments. This position will perform routine tests, records and analyzes data, and will be responsible for handling and working with mice.

Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, performs a variety of microbiological and genetic experiments, mutant creation.

  • Routine tests may include bacterial culture, microbiological assays, genetic mutagenesis, cloning, PCR.

  • Records data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics.

  • Prepares laboratory reagents.

  • Will be responsible for handling and working with mice.

  • Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.

  • Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

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

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Microbiology lab experience using genetic manipulation of bacteria.

  • Lab experience handling and working with mice.

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.


Job Family

Research


Role Impact

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

40


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

No


Health Screen Required

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


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