Visiting Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

Job posting number: #7076763

Posted: April 6, 2021

Application Deadline: April 16, 2021

Job Description

Visiting Research Specialist

Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy seeks a Visiting Research Specialist. Dr. Yu Gao’ s lab ( focuses on sensitive protein detection (e.g. single-cell proteomics) methods and the elucidation of protein interactions (e.g. protein-protein interaction, protein-small molecule interaction, etc). Gao lab was established in Fall 2018 and currently equipped with a QE-HF mass spectrometer and powerful computing resources.

Under the supervision of the Primary Investigator, the primary job duties include but are not limited to: Contributing to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing graphs, tables, ad charts, etc. Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings. Maintain cell culture and various lab instruments as needed. Keep clean records. Conduct various common molecular biology experiments such as western blot, DNA/RNA extraction, amplification, RNA/DNA/Protein purification, molecular cloning, etc. Work and communicate respectfully with others in the lab, including undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doc researchers. Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical /hazardous waste safety disposal methods. Accomplishes day-to-day care and housekeeping of laboratory. Orders all supplies and reagents needed for experiments.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’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.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references to:¬¬¬¬¬¬ by April 16, 2021.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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