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Rush University Medical Center Lab Research Tech 1 - Parkinson's / Rush Movement Disorders in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Lab Research Tech 1 - Parkinson's / Rush Movement Disorders





Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Research Assistant

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Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research.We are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment.Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Lab Research Tech 1 position with the Movement Disorders Department .

Position Highlights :

This entry level position in the laboratory research family is responsible for helping basic science and/or clinical (biological) scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments focusing on Parkinson's Disease. The Lab Research Technician 1 is responsible for performing basic scientific tests, experiments, and analyses while working under the 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.

Responsibilities may also include rodent surgical procedures and conducting simple and complex behavioral tasks. Successful candidate will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, work independently; be technically proficient and accurate; effectively communicate in both written reports and presentations; initiate and ensure compliance with applicable safety procedures; and possess attention to detail. Must be willing to work flexible hours as necessary.

Position Responsibilities :

  • Assist research staff to conduct basic laboratory tests and procedures for a limited number of ongoing research studies.

  • Gather and prepare biological samples, such as animal tissue, for laboratory analysis.

  • Assist with organization and maintenance of laboratory supplies and ordering.Set up, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment, such as surgical tools, glassware, and microscopes.

  • Operate traditional laboratory instruments and automated equipment to conduct experiments.

  • Use computer software to collect and analyze experimental data.Follow good laboratory safety practices and comply with safety protocols.Document work including equipment settings, procedures, and results according to lab protocols.

Required Position Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related science.

  • 6 months 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 Position Qualifications :

  • Possess interest and willingness to handle animals

  • The ideal candidate would be willing to stay in this position for at least 1 year

Company Highlights :

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Eleven Rush programs were recently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet facility.

  • 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

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.

  • As an academic medical center, Rush University MedicalCenter 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.

  • 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.