Research Technician II

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 09-Apr-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25850

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities including proteomics sample processing and method development and optimization.
  • Performs LC-MS/MS and other mass spectrometry analyses to generate quantitative global and targeted proteomics data for a variety of research projects in collaboration with investigators.
  • Participates in scientific discussions and brainstorming sessions regarding experimental design, and new technological development and innovation around various research themes requiring proteomics.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


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


  • Working in a research laboratory or core facility.
  • Previous experience with at least one project using Orbitrap mass spectrometry instruments.
  • Working within a mass spectrometry-based research laboratory.

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a service -oriented environment.
  • Strong computer and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible and willing to learn new technologies.
  • Work both independently with minimal guidance, and as a team member.
  • Manage time efficiently and complete tasks on time.
  • On-time for scheduled appointments and adapt to unscheduled requests.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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