Research Specialist (Cancer Biology & Pharmacology)

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States

 

Description:

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has Research Specialist positions open for NIH-funded projects studying the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and developing new therapeutic means for AD. These projects investigate the roles of microRNAs, exosomes and immunomodulators in the development of AD and establish the logical basis for novel therapy using transgenic/knockout mouse models of AD. The candidates will also be involved in other projects in the laboratory, focusing on basic science and neuroimmunology. The successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Masters or PhD and/or MD is preferred; a minimum of 3 years related research experience; and possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods and is proficient in specific lab techniques. Intensive experience in two or more of the following areas: molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, mouse and neural cell culture model systems, mouse behavior, immunohistochemistry, and viral vectors is preferred.

For fullest consideration, please respond by May 15, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. To apply, go to the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=114123. The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity 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.

Duties:

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has Research Specialist positions open for NIH-funded projects studying the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and developing new therapeutic means for AD. These projects investigate the roles of microRNAs, exosomes and immunemodulators in the development of AD and establish the logical basis for novel therapy using transgenic/knockout mouse models of AD. The candidates will also be involved in other projects in the laboratory, focusing on basic science and neuroimmunology.

Job Duties:

  • Manage and lead research projects for publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Formulate experimental methods and conduct research experiments and analyses.
  • Prepare and write scientific findings and works for publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant applications, and present findings and works at scientific meetings.
  • Participate in designing experiments, teaching students and lab personnel, and lab meeting to enhance and promote research and educational activities. 
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and good laboratory practice and maintain research records.
  • Assist the principal investigator, collaborators and lab personnel with research and educational activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field

  • A minimum of 3 years related research experience
  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods and is proficient in specific lab techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD and/or MD in neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology or related biomedical fields.
  • Experience and knowledge in handling, maintaining and analyzing transgenic and/or knockout mouse models of human diseases.
  • Strong experience and publications in two or more of the following areas: molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, immunology, mouse models of human diseases, mouse behavior, immunohistochemistry, exosomes, microRNAs and adeno-associated vectors.


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