Senior Research Technician

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 weeks ago

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department

2012217 Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

About the Unit

The Pharmacology Core Facility (PCF) is a shared resource of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) that provides support to investigators conducting clinical pharmacology and biomarker research in the context of cancer clinical trials.

Job Family

Research

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job Level

Research

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

  1. Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan., 2) Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 3) Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process., 4) Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

  1. The Senior Research Technician will provide day-to-day leadership by organizing the workflow and delegating job tasks to Research Technicians.

  2. In addition, the Senior Research Technician will perform services offered by the Facility including sample processing, collection and transmission of ECGs, sample inventory, and shipping among others.

  3. Directly supervise technicians in the Biofluids Core which includes organizing the daily workflow, setting priorities, delegating tasks, staff training, overseeing daily performance, and managing personnel coverage.

  4. Process and ship patient specimens according to study protocols and lab manuals.

  5. Collect and transmit research-related ECGs.

  6. In-service personnel on new ECG machines, and work with vendors to resolve issues if the need arises.

  7. Manage inventory of samples and ECG machines.

  8. Collaborate with the research team to develop improvements to the workflow and methods for quality control.

  9. Attend site-initiation visits with clinical trial sponsors.

  10. Maintain up to date and accurate daily usage logs of samples processed and ECG transmissions.

  11. Create flow sheets for clinical studies incorporating detailed instructions on specimen processing and shipping requirements.

  12. Report status updates to the Biofluids Technical Director.


Unit-preferred Competencies

  1. Ability to train others.

  2. Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  3. Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  4. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  5. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills.

  6. Attention to detail.

  7. Organizational skills.

  8. Verbal and written communication skills.

  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  10. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Education, Experience, and Certifications

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

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

  1. Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or another related discipline

Experience

  1. 3-5 years of research experience

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter


NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Date

2020-03-05-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before

2020-09-05-07:00

Posting Statement

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.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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