Research Specialist 2, Immunology and Adjuvant Development
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR24695
Location: Chicago, IL
Develops, designs, and conducts research projects according to plan including collecting, analyzing, and maintaining data and/or specimens.
Contributes original ideas and concepts to solve complex technical problems, and explores new areas of applications in pursuit of innovative technological solutions to unmet market needs through an interdisciplinary approach.
Stays abreast of the latest developments of comprehensive knowledge in the relevant research areas. Effectively articulates ideas; participates and/or coordinates in developing grant proposals.
Independently interprets research data, develops conclusions, and communicates the findings to stakeholders through effective oral and written communication.
Publishes scholarly papers in peer-reviewed journals and gives presentations at scientific meetings.
Effectively interacts and communicates with an integrated team of researchers from a broad range of disciplines.
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.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree or above in a field relevant to the research being conducted, such as biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, or related fields.
A minimum of two years of significant relevant research experience, however on-the-job training will be available.
Working in higher education, academic, or industrial research environments.
Conducting research experiments of cell culture, western-blot, PCR, Flowcytometry, and mouse xenograft implantation.
Demonstrated proficiency in techniques across multiple fields, including molecular and cellular biology (DNA/RNA isolation, PCRs, gene expression, immunostaining, protein blotting, cell culture, developing disease models in mice, etc.).
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Basic computer proficiency including computer programs and standard laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of relevant scientific fields.
Research techniques or methods for stem cell biology, stem cell differentiation technology, and cancer research.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
Demonstrated problem-solving, organization, analytical, and coordination skills including attention to detail.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend scientific and technical literature, and methods to stay abreast of developments in the field.
Work independently and as a part of a team and interact with a diverse workforce.
Excellent time management skills and handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
Prioritize urgent tasks while ensuring established deadlines are met.
Flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
Work independently and collaborate with other lab personnel.
Familiarity with cell culture, animal models of immunological experimentation, and general methods of immune experimentation including but not limited to: flow cytometry, western-blot, cell separation and isolation, Ficoll gradient separation, and statistical analytical methods. Experience with animals is a plus.
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