Research Technician at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:


BSD MED - Section Administrator: Hematology and Oncology Research Staff - Stock

About the Department

The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Job Summary

The Research Technician will perform basic lab tasks and provide assistance for clinical trial correlative studies as well as clinical translational research projects in the Section of Hematology/Oncology, performing described research-related duties and tasks with a moderate level of direction.


  • Responsible for compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates dictated by the lab's research activities.

  • Document lab duties electronically or in a lab notebook and assist in drafting presentations on research findings.

  • Assist in hands-on research projects in hematology.

  • General lab maintenance (preparing stock solutions, pouring bacterial plates, tissue bank sample inventory, etc.).

  • Execute specific experiments based on written instructions.

  • Routine molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA extraction, PCR, etc).

  • Maintain human cell lines.

  • Project specific tasks (technical assays such as isolation of human mononuclear cells, cell proliferation assays, protein analysis, plasmid purification, etc).

  • Mouse work.

  • 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.

  • 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 ---


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree relevant to the research being conducted.


  • Prior experience working on independent research projects

Preferred Competencies

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods relevant to the lab

  • Strong analytic and computer skills.

  • Basic problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Effective organizational skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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

Job Family


Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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