Visiting Senior Research Specialist- Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Posted 1/10/2019

Successful candidate will conduct research by growing, crossing and maintaining zebrafish (Danio rerio); making DNA constructs for transgenic expression; injecting and selecting for transgenic zebrafish lines; extracting DNA, RNA, and proteins from transgenic animals; transforming and preserving bacterial strains containing recombinant DNA and proteins; conducting fluorescence microscopy imaging and confocal microscopy. Conduct his/her own research and assist with principal investigator’s research; train other laboratory personnel in various techniques, experiments and the appropriate use of research equipment. Perform data analysis, manage, document and help with dissemination of research activities for publication and outreach activities. Please direct questions to Dr. Ankur Saxena

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences required, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of laboratory research experience is required. Strong background in molecular and cellular biology required. Experience with molecular cloning and protein chemistry is highly desirable. Successful candidate should be able to walk into the laboratory and know how to use light and fluorescent microscopes without additional training.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Last Updated 01/10/2019