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Research Technologist

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Department

BSD HGD - Zhang Lab


About the Department

The Department of Human Genetics is the home within the Division of Biological Sciences for the study of basic principles of genetics and genomics as applied to human disease. We provide broad training in experimental genetics and genomics, statistical and population genetics, bioinformatics, and clinical genetics. A common theme throughout our research is the application of basic genetic principles and strategies to the study of disease mechanism, disease susceptibility, and the genetic architecture of complex traits. Our faculty bridge between basic and clinical research and train students for careers in academia, industry, and medicine.


Job Summary

Principal contribution is to provide administrative and technical support for a neurogenetics research lab. The lab studies brain development and neurological disorders through molecular, cellular, developmental and computational analyses of normal and diseased neural tissues. We use CRISPR mouse models, human iPSCs, and 3D neural cultures to investigate gene regulation and pathogenic mechanisms. Responsibilities include: work under guidance of the PI, design and perform research, collect and interpret data, present and publish together with team members; support research activities by maintaining lab research protocols and supplies. An ideal commitment for the position would be approximately 3 years.

Responsibilities

  • Performs pre-approved biomedical research projects.

  • DNA, RNA, protein related molecular cloning and expression studies.

  • Mouse husbandry.

  • Performs cell culture and cell biology.

  • Trains, works with and supports students and other lab members.

  • Logistical support for the lab.

  • Assists with data entry and reports on results.

  • Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision.

  • Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

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Work Experience:

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

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology.

Experience:

  • Relevant lab research experience.

Working Conditions

  • Laboratory environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (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

Non-Exempt


Pay Frequency

Biweekly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

40


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

No


Health Screen Required

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


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