University of Chicago
The Department of Microbiology conducts leading edge research into important pathogens and their interactions the host. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
About the Department
The Research Technician position in the Randall lab will study the interaction of viruses with their host cell. These viruses include hepatitis C virus, dengue virus, norovirus, and SARS-CoV-2. The particular research area for this position is the manipulation of cellular lipid metabolism by hepatitis C virus.
Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.
Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Basic understanding of cell and molecular biology.
Proficient in basic data analysis, such as Excel or Prism, and data presentation by PowerPoint.
Weekend/Evening Hours: As needed to complete experiments.
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.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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