Visiting Research Specialist - UIC College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

ID: 7058226 (Ref.No. CBS19287)
Posted: June 27, 2019
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019

Job Description

The Burdette Lab at the UIC College of Pharmacy seeks a visiting research specialist in cancer biology to assist with in vitro and in vivo experiments for ovarian cancer drug discovery research projects. In addition, the lab is looking for individuals with expertise in bioengineering and the use of microfluidic technology.Under the supervision of the Primary Investigator, the primary job duties for this position include the long term maintenance of mammalian cell cultures, working with primary murine and human tissues, optimizing Microphysiological systems, using microscopy to visualize biological processes, and
standard molecular biology. The research specialist will also prepare reports on the results of research conducted, participate in research symposium, and assist with the maintenance of the lab.


• Collaborate with Principle Investigator and researchers to develop objectives and design of research projects and proposals.
• Formulate and conduct scientific experiments and analyses. Performs complex data collection and laboratory techniques. Analyze and evaluate test and research results.
• Replicate, refine and add new research approaches based on project needs. Test, customize and implement new methods, procedures and techniques.
• Develop and write advanced, comprehensive experimental protocols.
• Monitor project developments on an ongoing basis. Propose and implement changes as needed.

• Contribute material, prepare results and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents for publication.
• Assist principal investigator in grant and manuscript submission.

Staff Management
• Guide, train and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of a B.S. degree in the biological sciences is required, an M.S. degree is preferred; A minimum of three years research and laboratory experience combined. Basic competence with commonly used computer software programs is expected (e.g. Word, Excel, Prism, Adobe, etc). Preference for someone already in the Chicagoland area. For fullest consideration, applicants must submit a
complete application by July 19, 2019 to the University's online application system via the link below. A cover letter and CV/resume must be attached to the online application. In addition, e-mail contact information for three professional references must be entered directly into the online application.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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