Rush University Medical Center  Lab Research Assistant 2, Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Lab Research Assistant 2, Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Research

Job Number: 2018-0606

Job Description:

Lab Research Assistant 2 leads laboratory projects, manages large specimen samples, and provides mentorship and guidance to Research Assistants.

Position Highlights:

Under minimal supervision of basic science (biological) / clinical scientists or laboratory supervisor, processes samples and conducts both specialized and complex laboratory tests, procedures and experiments in accordance with study protocols.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of Principal Investigator (PI) and/or scientist conducts both specialized and complex research procedures and experiments.

  • Processes specimens and performs detailed manual test. The range of test types and specialization will vary based on the size and type of laboratory.

  • Analyze and interpret results for research samples such as cell lines, body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, and records findings.

  • Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment. Use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time.

  • Follow good laboratory safety practices and comply with safety protocols. Demonstrates and trains other lab staff in proper use and operation of laboratory techniques and equipment.

  • Log data and experiment results and discuss with researcher and team.

  • Recommend protocol and experiment modifications. Develop laboratory protocols.

  • Uses independent judgement in applying or adapting scientific techniques. Documents results, recommend procedure/protocol revisions to address.

  • May prioritize lab assignments, delegate procedures, and train less experienced staff.

  • Develop data exhibits for publication or manuscripts including creation of graphics and other research related diagrams.

  • May conduct literature review and prepare summary for investigators as requested.

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of laboratory experience required; Master’s degree with three years’ experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of both basic and specialized laboratory instruments and software programs. Advanced knowledge of standard experimental design.

  • Proficient knowledge of best practice laboratory practice and principles including their application.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong oral and written communication.

Company Highlights:

  • 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's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the 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.