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Research Specialist 2 at University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

BSD PPS - Executive Administrator

About the Department
The Nelson laboratory is NIH funded to examine the role of extracellular vesicles as nanodelivery agents in the resolution of human disease in three cellular contexts: * The control of pathogen killing in innate immunity * The resolution of disorders of bone formation including osteoporosis * The neutralization of infection decoy targets for SARS-CoV-2 virus in the lung. Our strategy is to deploy live cell fluorescent video microcopy at the vesicle to single cell level to examine underlying disease mechanisms. Underlying this strategy are single vesicle isolation techniques using assymetric flow fractionation, SPR-mediated vesicle receptor interaction studies, manufacture of cell lines expressing fluorescently labeled target proteins, single ion channel protein imaging, and vesicle capture and perfusion using a unique microfluidic platform.

Job Summary
The job performs routine assignments related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandate. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports, and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

- Performs basic molecular biology techniques including protein, RNA, and DNA preparations, Western blotting, RT-PCR, PCR, and cloning.
- Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
- Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
- Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
- Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

- PhD degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted

- Extensive training and experience in molecular biology, tissue culture, and fluorescence microscopy
- Demonstrated publication record
- Ability to present research findings at meetings and/or conference
- Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies

Preferred Competencies
- Experience in CRISPER-Cas editing desirable
- Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
- Ability to work independently in an organized, detailed manner and as part of a collaborative team

Working Conditions
- Laboratory environment
- Standard office environment

Application Documents
- CV (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
- Contact Information for three reference (required)

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

Job Family

Role Impact
Individual Contributor

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Pay Frequency

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Benefits Eligible

Drug Test Required

Health Screen Required

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

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