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Research Technician, CMS

Rosalind Franklin University
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary

The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics in the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science welcome applications for a full-time Research Technician in the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine. 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 will support scientific research in the Lab of Dr. Daniel Peterson. The laboratory is currently investigating stem cells in brain repair using histological and molecular analysis in cell culture and animal models

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee the maintenance of laboratory equipment and environment
  • Perform general laboratory maintenance duties (ordering, receiving, preparation of stock reagents and lab solutions, aliquoting and labeling, inventories, autoclaving, etc.)
  • Perform virus production (retrovirus) and analysis of viral titer by flow cytometry or qPCR
  • Perform aseptic technique in the maintenance of cell cultures
  • Perform general molecular biology procedures (DNA/RNA extraction, digests, agarose gel electrophoresis, etc.)
  • Perform tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry
  • Assist in microscopic imaging
  • Assist in surgical procedures
  • Participate in the teaching and demonstration of technical approaches to students
  • Maintain records for equipment, antibodies, and chemicals
  • Keep protocols up-to-date
  • Assist in laboratory management
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or delegated

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or a related field or equivalent laboratory experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Effective English reading, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of basic solution chemistry
  • Detailed record-keeping skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Experience with common computer software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as web browsers and databases
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take responsibility: work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and willingness to learn new methods
  • Some flexibility in work schedule
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a laboratory technician in a biomedical research laboratory
  • Strong background in the biological sciences
  • One year of wet laboratory experience

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE. Including Disability / Vets



Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-04-17

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