Research Technical Assistant

Updated: about 2 hours ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD PAT - Chervonsky Lab


About the Department
 

Pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is extremely complex. We are interested in organ-specific diseases such as autoimmune diabetes and psoriasis, and we have mouse models for both. Our studies focus on determining how T cells are initially activated in disease pathogenesis, how they home to the target organs, and how they destroy these organs. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.


Job Summary
 

The Research Technical Assistant provides basic technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Complies with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

Responsibilities

  • Perform routine technical duties in an ongoing study of autoimmunity.

  • Perform DNA cloning procedures, including gene-targeting, analysis of transgenic mice and knock out animals.

  • Perform surgery on mice.

  • Manage transgenic mouse colony.

  • Assist with organizing laboratory and lab records.

  • Assist with the ordering of supplies, maintenance of stock solutions.

  • 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.

  • Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • 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 Degree in Biological or Physical Science.

Experience:

  • Prior lab experience to perform general biological experiments.

  • Experience with transgenic mouse colony.

Working Conditions

  • Lab Environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (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
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


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