The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science invites applications for a full-time Laboratory Research Assistant. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Laboratory Research Assistant will conduct experiments and provide technical support in a research laboratory.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Perform various laboratory tasks including buffer preparation, autoclaving, restocking, and laboratory cleanup. • Conduct supervised experiments, maintain lab books, and analyze/report data. • Perform a variety of techniques and assays including DNA/RNA prep, genotyping, PCR, ELISA, Western blot, cloning, culturing bacteria, tissue culture experiments, cell line maintenance and flow cytometry. • Help maintain the laboratory mouse colony. This will include extensive record keeping, breeder setup, ear tagging, tail snipping, euthanizing, and genotyping. • Aid in animal experiments including infections, tissue harvesting, and tissue processing. • Assistant in the running of the lab – taking inventory, ordering supplies, and training new staff.
Required Education & Experience
• BA/BS in a biological science with experience in a research laboratory. • Proficiency in common computer programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Must achieve a background check clearance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent organizational skills and work ethic. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • The ability to multi-task, to manage time effectively, and to follow instructions and protocols. • The willingness to train in the handling of laboratory animals. • Ability to embrace diversity.
• Master’s degree in a biological science. • Experience in the handling of experimental mice. • Experience in molecular biology techniques.
Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions
-Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
-Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate-controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones and other office equipment.
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local h...ospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources. Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities