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Research Assistant

Company: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Location: Evanston
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description - Research Assistant (88196)Job Description Research Assistant - (88196) Job Summary: A research assistant is needed in a lab that uses human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) and iPSC-derived neural cell cultures as cellular models for studying neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. The Research Assistant will help with different aspects of the lab work, including but not limited to stem cell culture, neuron/organoid differentiation, cell imaging with confocal microscopes, developing high throughput screening assays, CRISPR gene editing, DNA cloning and sequencing, and single-cell RNA-sequencing. The Research Assistant is also expected to help with general lab duties and will have the opportunity to work with the PI on grant writing and management. Essential Job Functions: 1) Perform lab work involving a variety of techniques, including but not limited to, PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA/RNA isolation, gene expression, and cell culture. 2) Maintain detailed records of results; perform data entry, run genetic application programs and prepare reports.3) Perform general laboratory maintenance tasks; help with research-related ordering and grant management as needed4) Operate and maintain major lab instruments.5) Experience with stem cell culture is a plus. Minimum Formal Education Required: Bachelor's or master degree in molecular or cellular biology or a related field License and/or Certification Required: no Minimum Length and Nature of Experience Required: Previous lab research experience is required but no minimum length reaquired. Special Knowledge and Skills Required: Knowledge of molecular or cellular biology, genetics or genomics. Able to trouble-shoot simple technical problems related to research. Capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect experiment or reporting of results and of notifying appropriate supervisory personnel. Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions: none Equipment Utilized within the Scope of the Position: 3730 DNA sequencer, PCR instruments, Centrifuges, Microscopes, computer NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S. Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore comprises five hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie and Swedish), 140 Medical Group and Specialty Care offices, and more than 3,000 physicians, serving over 635,000 patients. The organization supports academics and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Recognized for nursing excellence, NorthShore is a Magnet designated organization--the first system in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor. NorthShore has an established reputation and employs over 12,500 people. When you work for NorthShore, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential. Please explore our website (www.northshore.org) to better understand how NorthShore delivers on its mission "to preserve and improve human life" through superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research. NorthShore is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information. EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor. #ZRNC#LI-JR2 Job Posting: Sep 15, 2023, 11:53:40 AM

Keywords: NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston , Research Assistant, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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