Rosalind Franklin University Research Technician in Chicago, Illinois

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy in the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time Research Technician. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Research Technician should be a self-motivated, organized, and independent individual with previous laboratory experience in cell biology techniques, histological techniques, and/or immunoassays and who has or is willing to learn small animal handling/surgery skills. The laboratory is investigating basic mechanisms underlying the neural control of breathing to ultimately understand how brain function and dysfunction result in normal and pathophysiological behavior.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the PI and according to established protocols, performs the following: Mouse husbandry (breeding, weaning, maintenance of colony, RT-PCR tissue genotyping). Anesthesia, transcardial perfusions, brain dissection, and minor surgery in mice. Tissue sectioning and histology slide preparation and staining. Immunohistochemistry. General equipment and laboratory management and maintenance duties (ordering, receiving, preparation of stock reagents). Maintenance of good communication and even flow of assigned work. Interactions with other technicians, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. Experiments and data analysis. Assist the PI in grant and manuscript writing. Other related duties as assigned or delegated.

Required Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) or higher in Neuroscience/Biology/Molecular Biology or related field. Laboratory experience. Must achieve a background check clearance.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent organizational and planning skills. Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Effective and clear English reading, writing, and verbal communication skills. Possess a strong work ethic, be highly self-motivated and be able to pick up new techniques quickly. Detailed record-keeping skills. Project- and time-management skills, including ability to manage competing priorities. Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to take on responsibility, work independently and as part of a team. Ability and willingness to learn new methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in a neuroscience, cell biology or molecular biology laboratory. Knowledge of small animal handling and willingness to perform surgical procedures.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is somewhat physically demanding and involves lifting, standing, sitting, walking, and occasional stooping in a laboratory setting, animal care facility or microscopy suite.

Position Title: Research Technician

Department: Cell Biology and Anatomy

Employment Group: Staff

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Temporary?: No

Site Location: RFUMS Main Campus (MAIN)

Grant Funded: Yes

Open Date: 04/17/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

PeopleAdmin Posting Number: 20111164