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About the Unit
The Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is a national leader in research leading to the development of new insights in the treatment of endocrine diseases and disorders. Work in the areas of diabetes, thyroid and sleep disorders has been greatly advanced by The University of Chicago endocrinology faculty. Our research activities are supported by a number of different sources including the National Institute of Health (NIH) and non-federal granting agencies. The Section is home to one of 16 NIH funded Diabetes Research and Training Centers. Over the years, several members of the Endocrine faculty have led investigations that resulted in significant discoveries in the areas of diabetes, thyroid and sleep disorders.
Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.
Career Track and Job Level
Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
T2: Expands skills in own work area within an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Maintains appropriate licenses, training and/or certifications, as needed. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within our area of expertise. Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Works with a moderate degree of supervision.
The job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
1) Provides technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) : The research focuses on the pathophysiology of diabetes, obesity and aging.
2) A Research Technician is needed to assist in performing histological and cell biology studies involving human specimens and animal models.
3) Techniques used include: specimen preparation, microscope imaging, computer-assisted large-scale image analyses and mathematical analyses.
4) Microscope imaging, image and data analyses, which includes writing/modifying computer scripts, maintaining the computer network environment and trouble-shooting hardware/software problems.
5) Preparation of specimens.
6) Maintain mouse colony, which includes animal husbandry and accurate record keeping.
7) Prepare reports and figures on experiments for review and analyses.
This position is grant funded.
1) Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
2) Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
3) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
4) Ability to train others.
5) Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
6) Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
7) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
8) Attention to detail.
9) Organizational skills.
10) Verbal and written communication skills.
11) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
12) Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
13) Microscopic image analysis using software such as Fiji, Mathematica, Matlab and Imaris, and large-scale data analyses.
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or related field
1) One year of relevant research experience
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the R esume/CV section of the application
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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