Research Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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


BSD MIC - Kaplan Lab

About the Department

The Department of Microbiology faculty researches a vast array of bacteria and viruses. We are a community of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff committed to research and education in the field of microbiology. Our faculty conduct interdisciplinary research that advances the study of microbes and microbial diseases. Basic research in Microbiology underwrites out effort for eradication of important pathogens, prevention of human diseases, development of gene therapies and the evolution of new strategies for personalized medicine. We are also committed to training the next generation of scientists.

Job Summary

The Research Analyst will work in the lab to prepare samples for cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET), and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) which includes, bacterial cell culture, different biochemistry assays (like e.g., SDS-PAGE), protein purification and ultimately preparing samples for cryo-ET and cryo-EM (plunge freezing).


  • Cell culture, various biochemical and microbiological assays.

  • Lab management duties (ordering, lab safety, etc.).

  • Prepare samples for cryo-ET experiments (training in cryo-ET will be provided if needed).

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • 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.

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


  • PhD in a related field.


  • Previous work experience in a lab.

  • Experience with lab management duties.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong work ethic and professionalism.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

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.

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Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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