Senior Research Analyst

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 09-Jan-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR24926

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Under direction, coordinate and oversee execution of research projects and perform complex research related duties and tasks.

  • Manage the day-to-day activities and the overall workflow of projects.

  • Responsible for having a working knowledge and awareness of all project components and initiatives.

  • Contribute to writing manuscripts.

  • Provide training and oversight to research support personnel and students. This includes BSL2, BSL3, select agent practices.

  • Train incoming staff in animal experiments.

  • Perform animal experiments including infections with RG2, RG3, Select Agent pathogens using IV, IN, SQ, ID, gavage routes and therapeutic treatments.

  • Perform health checks of animals that may occur in 8-h intervals any day of the week.

  • Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.

  • Work independently and within teams on special non-recurring and ongoing projects.

  • Provide technical assistance to collaborators in executing research procedures.

  • Maintain working relationships with collaborative research partners.

  • Maintain technical and administrative support for a research project.

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

  • Be able to run the aerosol equipment.

  • Be able to assess functioning of any piece of equipment in BSL/ABSL/Select Agent space.

  • Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.

  • Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.

  • Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Working knowledge of animal experiments.

  • Experience with microbiology.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

â‹Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Highly self-motivated.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities.

  • Ability to train others.

Working Conditions

  • Biocontainment/Lab Facility.

  • Weekend/Evening hours- Sometimes as animals may need to be checked on.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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