Research Technician
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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BSD MED - Section Administrator: Hematology and Oncology Research Staff-Szmulewitz

About the Department

The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Job Summary

The Research Technician will be tasked with broadly supporting the laboratory through close collaboration with the PI, postdoctoral fellows, graduate student(s) and laboratory manager within the Section of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine.


  • Work with prostate cancer cell lines and animal models and, under the supervision of PI or postdoctoral fellow, will carry out various in vitro and in vivo experiments.
  • Collect and process patient derived material for downstream analysis.
  • Cell culture and in vitro experiments including, but not limited to, Western immunoblot, RNA isolation and qRT-PCR, cell line transfection and infection, proliferation assays.
  • Work with others in the lab on in vivo tumor progression studies.
  • Collect and process patient blood or tissues and extracting cancer cells for analysis.
  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through ---


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or related field.

  • Relevant research experience.

Preferred Competencies
  • Willingness to work with rodents.
  • Basic computer skills (including Microsoft Office).
  • Knowledge of research techniques and methods.
  • Ability to work with little direct oversight.
  • Ability to work within a larger research team.
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

Application Documents
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Benefits Eligible


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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