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Lab Research Tech 2 - Anatomy & Cell Biology

Rush Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Lab Research Technician 2 - Anatomy & Cell Biology

The Lab Research Technician 2 assists basic science and/or clinical (biological) scientists to conduct routine laboratory tests and experiments. The Lab Research Technician 2 is responsible for performing scientific tests, experiments, and analyses while working under direction of a Principal Investigator (PI) and more senior lab staff. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Handle mouse colonies, including breeding, genotyping, ear tagging, injecting, and collecting tissues
  • Isolate primary cells from mouse tissues
  • Maintain cell culture systems using sterile techniques
  • Follow good laboratory safety practices and comply with safety protocols.
  • Document work including equipment settings, procedures, and results according to lab protocols. Share observations and results with peers, scientists and supervisor.
  • May complete preliminary analysis of experimental data and interpret results.

Required Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related science.
  • 1 year of laboratory experience.
  • Familiarity with traditional laboratory instruments and basic knowledge of basic experimental design.
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practice, lab health and safety principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with animal handling and cell culture techniques

Company Highlights:
  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
  • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
  • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
  • RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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