GRAF Research Technical Assistant

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 10-May-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR21900

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Prepares bedding, food, water, and other stock materials, prepares autoclave cylinders with specified materials (bedding, food, water, experimental supplies).

  • Prepares biological indicators for processing, set-up of autoclave cycle, quality assurance testing materials.

  • May prepare sterilant's for use within the research facility, prepares materials for sterile assistant activities.

  • Re-wraps filters on sterilization cylinders.

  • Processes biological indicators for quality assurance.

  • Prepares caging material for processing in autoclave.

  • Assists with facility cleanliness and sanitization.

  • Provides documentation of activities, assists with additional material preparation tasks as may be required.

  • This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • High School Diploma.


  • Previous work experience in an academic environment or biomedical research.

â‹Preferred Competencies

  • Must demonstrate ability to work on more than one project at one time and meet deadlines.

  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks in a short amount of time.

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination.

  • Must be detailed and organized and respect confidentiality.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff within the department.

  • Some basic mechanical skills (use of screwdrivers, wrenches, industrial autoclave units).

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work for weekend and holiday schedules â“ one day per weekend schedule.

  • Predominantly a standing and active position.

  • Requires a fair amount of walking to different facilities on campus, also entails extensive writing, typing, and computer skills.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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