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The University of Chicago Research Technician - JR10842 in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/8103446 Department n

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BSD RAO - Research Staff: Halpern Lab

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nAbout the Department n

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The Ludwig Center for Metastasis Research, led by Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum, brings together researchers with various expertise, including molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, imaging and medicine to dissect tumor and host factors that limit metastasis and develop novel methods of treatment of metastasis, including radiotherapy in combination with immunological approaches, nano formulations, and the microbiome. The Bishop and Connell Labs study the mechanism of homologous repair, with a particular focus on Rad51 and Dmc1. The investigations considers how Dmc1's function is specialized for meiosis, how the functions of Rad51 and Dmc1 differ, and how these proteins interact. The Center for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Imaging in Vivo Physiology, led by Dr. Howard Halpern, aims to create new imaging technologies in order to better visualize the tissues of living animals. The EPR imaging technology under development by the Center has powerful implications for the treatment of cancers, strokes, peripheral vascular diseases and heart attacks.

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nJob Summary n

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The job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

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+ 70% The technician will be expected to be involved in animal set up for imaging of mice, rats and rabbits including, animal anesthesia, preparation of single cell suspensions from tumor tissue, intraperitoneal/Subcutaneous injection of hydration solutions to the animal, animal tail vein catheterization, tumor immobilization and urethral cannulation.

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+ 20% Placement of the animal in various imaging resonators for electron paramagnetic resonance imaging and cell culture.

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+ 10% Organize data for presentation in weekly lab meetings. Development of new protocols. Generate written manuscripts of findings for publications. Provides technical and administrative support for a research project.

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+ Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

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+ Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

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+ May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.

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+ Performs other related work as needed.


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nMinimum Qualifications n

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nEducation: n

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

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n nPreferred Qualifications n

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+ Bachelor's degree or higher in related field such as biology, bioengineering, chemistry or Physics.


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+ knowledge of biology, chemistry, or physics.

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+ Working with animal uch as mouse.

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+ Basic computer knowledge is required (e.g. familiarity with EXCEL and MS Word, etc.).

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+ Working with animals and physiological measurements, e.g., EKG, blood pressure, core temperature.

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+ Instrumentation experience.

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+ Interest in learning simple MATLAB script creation.


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n nPreferred Competencies n

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+ strong computer skills

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+ organizational communication skills

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+ ability to work independently and ability to prepare reports on experiments

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+ confidentiality/discretion

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+ ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner

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+ ability to solve problems independently, and ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions.

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+ Teamwork


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n nApplication Documents n

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+ Resume (required)

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+ Three References (required)


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When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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nJob Family n

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Research

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Individual Contributor

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nFLSA Status n

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Non-Exempt

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nPay Frequency n

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Biweekly

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nScheduled n Weekly Hours n

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40

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nBenefits Eligible n

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Yes

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nDrug Test Required n

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No

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