Senior Research Technician

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


BSD MED - Cardiology - Wu Research Staff

About the Department

The Section of Cardiology was founded in 1950 and has a proud history. We are now charting a new course that will propel us to the forefront of cardiovascular medicine. The strength of the Section reflects the quality and dedication of its faculty, trainees and support staff and is enhanced by the rich environment at the University of Chicago.

Job Summary

An NIH-funded Senior Research Technician position is available in the cardiovascular research laboratory led by Dr. Rongxue Wu, within the Section of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at The University of Chicago. Dr. Wu's laboratory is committed to unraveling the roles and mechanisms that contribute to ischemia and inflammation-induced heart failure, as well as to the understanding of microvascular function in cardiac diseases. The research is focused on the interplay between endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, and adipocytes in conditions of heart failure, sepsis, and diabetic cardiomyopathy. Additionally, we are investigating the functions of the microvascular endothelial barrier and glucose metabolism during heart failure.


  • Conducting research experiments.

  • Assisting the Principal Investigator (PI) in designing new experiments.

  • Harvesting, analyzing, and interpreting data; drafting manuscripts.

  • Presenting data at research conferences.

  • Recruiting and scheduling research subjects.

  • Maintaining experimental databases, including animal and cell culture records.

  • Managing and ordering lab supplies and equipment.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field.


  • Relevant research experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Willingness and ability to learn advanced skills, including mouse models for Sepsis and heart failure research.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other research team members.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (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.

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