Visiting Research Specialist - Center for Biomolecular Sciences, College of Pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

ID: 7055186
Posted: January 9, 2019
Application Deadline: January 23, 2019

Job Description

The Center for Biomolecular Sciences is inviting applications to join the laboratory of Dr. Hyunwoo Lee, as visiting research specialist. The lab focuses on studying general bacteriology experiments (preparation of media and growth of bacteria), western blot analysis and real-time quantitative PCR are preferred. The visiting research specialist will work with biosafety level-2 bacteria (e.g., Salmonella enterica Typhimurium, Bacillus anthracis Sterne, and Staphylococcus aureus), and the short-term maintenance of bacterial cell cultures to determine bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics, and standard molecular biology.

Job Responsibilities:
• Prepare reports on the results of research conducted, participate in laboratory meetings, 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.
• Guide, train and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures as needed.Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Requirements for this position:
Applicants must have a minimum of a B.S. degree in the biological sciences, an M.S. degree is preferred, plus a minimum of three years research and laboratory experience combined, with a preference for someone already in the Chicago area. Must possess and be able to apply comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods. Proficient in specific lab research techniques, Basic competence with commonly used computer software programs is expected (e.g. Word, Excel, Prism, Adobe, etc.).

For fullest consideration, applicants must submit a complete application by January 23, 2019 via the link below to the University's online application system. 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 at:

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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