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Visiting Research Specialist

Company: UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Research Specialist will assist other lab personnel in ongoing research projects. In addition, this individual will be responsible for maintenance of the laboratory, which includes ordering and re-stocking supplies. Finally, the Research Specialist will be expected to take on an independent research project that complements the laboratories' overall research goals. We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a visiting research specialist position within the Laboratory of Andrius Kazlauskas, PhD in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The focus of the Kazlauskas lab is diabetic retinopathy. Please visit the Kazlauskas Lab website to learn about research projects and members of the lab. graduates with post-baccalaureate scientific training and/or wet lab work experience are encouraged to apply. This an ideal position for those individuals that have completed their undergraduate degree and would like to obtain additional research experience prior to entering medical or graduate school. Primary ResponsibilitiesConduct molecular and cellular experiments that test hypotheses regarding the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathyCollaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI) and other researchers to design and process samples from mouse models of diabetic retinopathyTest, optimize and implement both new and existing methods, procedures and techniquesDevelop and optimize comprehensive laboratory protocols while maintaining accurate records of the work performedSupervise and train other lab members in specialized tasksAssist the PI in generating data and figures for grant applications and manuscriptsAid in the preparation and implementation of general laboratory maintenance protocols (e.g. safety, training, waste management, animal); assist with ordering lab supplies and maintaining laboratory stock and inventoriesPerform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree in science or related field required. Master's degree in science preferred.A minimum of 3 years related research experience.Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.Proficient in specific lab research techniques.Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in biology, biomedicine or a related field preferredExcellent organizational, verbal and written communication, multi-tasking and reporting skills preferred. Experience in one or more of the following fields is considered favorable: molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, mouse genetics, mouse husbandry. While prior research experience in a wet lab is desired, it is not a prerequisite.To apply, please visit: and upload:CVCover letter highlighting your technical and organizational abilitiesNames and contact information for 3 referencesCopies of any peer-reviewed or thesis publications highlighting your specific contributions (optional)For fullest consideration, please submit an application by May 26, 2023. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer employments. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Plan:, COM listserv, LAS biological sciences listserv PDN-99091335-f7fe-4ce6-a77f-24d5ba549c72

Keywords: UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Chicago , Visiting Research Specialist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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