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Research Technologist

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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

Department

BSD MED - Hematology and Oncology


About the Department

The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.


Job Summary

The Research Technologist will be involved in a cutting-edge basic cancer research program that utilizes techniques related to genetics, cancer biology, and cellular biology. The Technologist will be involved in projects that utilize mouse models and cellular culture models. The day-to-day work will involve techniques related to animal care, tissue culture, and sample processing in close collaboration with a group of dedicated colleagues.

Responsibilities

  • Tissue culture.

  • Maintenance of cell cultures, including adherent and suspension cells, transfections, cloning and CRISPR-edited cell cultures.

  • Mouse animal care and routine behavior testing.

  • Breeding and organization of mouse strains in collaboration with group members and animal facility.

  • Help maintain stock solutions, order new supplies.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • 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 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, life sciences or a relevant field.

Experience:

  • Previous research experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Strong background in molecular biology and cell culture.

  • Strong background in conducting in vivo experiments on mouse models is an asset.

  • Track record demonstrating to be meticulous and detail oriented.

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)


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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