Research Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024


BSD SRF - Human Diseases & Immune Discovery (HDID)

About the Department

The Human Disease & Immune Discovery core facility at the University of Chicago is a newly established research facility located in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD). The mission of the facility is to facilitate human based research and apply multi-parameter and single cell resolution techniques to answer both basic and translational scientific questions using newest generation flow cytometry and microscopy instruments. We offer scientific consultation tailored to each project, assistance with sample preparation, acquisition and data analysis, and education to help researchers design, perform, and interpret complex biological data. We aim to support both the University of Chicago research community and beyond.

Job Summary

The job performs routine assignments related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings. The successful candidate will work in the Human Disease & Immune Discovery core facility at the University of Chicago. The technician will serve a critical role by operating the Symphony S6 cell sorter and maintaining other laboratory instruments, assisting in samples preparation, and providing assistance with ongoing scientific projects.


  • Provide cell sorting services, help to design experimental approaches utilizing flow cytometry based cell sorting technique and integration with other analytical platforms.

  • Provide assistance with project specific discovery workflow using flow cytometry as a primary technique (from sample preparation do data analysis).

  • Participates in scientific discussions and brainstorming regarding experimental design, and new technological development and innovation around various research themes using single cell resolution techniques.

  • 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.

  • 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


  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or field of study related to the research of the laboratory.


  • Experience working in a research laboratory or core facility.

  • Experience with flow cytometry techniques.

  • Experience with flow cytometry based cell sorting techniques strongly preferred.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a service -oriented environment.

  • Strong computer and record keeping skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new technologies.

  • Ability to work both independently (with minimal guidance) and as a team member.

  • Ability to manage time efficiently and complete tasks on time.

  • Ability to be on-time for scheduled appointments and adapt to unscheduled requests.

Working Conditions

  • May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance (working with biological samples and low power laser equipped instruments).

  • Working at a desk in front of computer monitor for extended time.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

  • Three Science/Supervisor Reference Contact Information (required)

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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