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Lab Research Assistant 1 - Full - time

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
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Job Title: Lab Research Assistant 1 - Full - time
Department: Alzheimer Disease Center
Shift: 1st
Specialty: Research
Job Number: 2022-1789
Date Posted: 05/12/2022
Position Type: Research

*Job Qualifications:*

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of scientists, and/or lab supervisor, the Research Assistant processes samples and conducts basic laboratory tests, procedures and experiments in accordance with study protocols. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Principal Responsibilities:
In collaboration with Research Technicians, Data Assistants, Scientists, and Post-Docs in the research lab, conducts basic research procedures and experiments. · Prepares specimens and performs detailed manual tests. The range of test types and specialization will vary based on the size and type of laboratory. · Collects and records findings for research samples such as cell lines, body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples.· Operates sophisticated laboratory equipment. Uses automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time.· Follows good laboratory safety practices and comply with safety protocols. · Logs data and experiment results in laboratory notebooks and discuss with researcher and team.· Applies data to research work and contrast to research problem.· Performs QA/QC problem solving and documents results.· May delegate procedures to lab technicians and train less experienced staff.· May prepare data exhibits for publication or manuscripts including creation of graphics and other research related diagrams.

Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of laboratory experience required; Master's degree preferred· Knowledge of both basic and specialized laboratory instruments and software programs · Proficiency in standard experimental design· Knowledge and demonstration of good laboratory practice, principles and application· Attention to detail and accuracy· Effective oral and written communication· Strong analytic skills Insert study details and details of testing not covered by standard description. Carry out meninges cell culture, QC and related experiments Maintain common supplies, equipment and general orderliness of laboratoryCoordinate with other lab members on general lab operation itemsProvide laboratory tour and orientation for new employees Disclaimer:The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies? If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Lab Research Assistant 1 position with the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.
Company Highlights:
Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
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.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
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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