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RESEARCH ASSISTANT I

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Position Details 

Position Details

Job Title RESEARCH ASST I
Position Number 8150342
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Division
Department Name PHYSIOLOGY
Location Code PHYSIOLOGY (06240A)
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes
Duties and Responsibilities

Performs experiments as instructed by Principal Investigator. Will receive training to be able to perform techniques required in experiments. May include tissue or cell cultures and animal surgery.
- Performs basic lab tasks required to complete experiments. May include preparation of reagents solutions, buffers and media.
- Gathers, organizes and records data. Performs simple analysis of results. May assist with Library and/or electronic research.
- Monitors inventory of essential lab supplies and order additional supplies as necessary. Maintains orderly record of purchases.
- Helps maintain a safe and orderly lab environment.
- Ensures compliance with safety regulations.
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Education Required: Bachelors Degree OR equivalent training acquired via work experience or education Preferred: Bachelors Degree Experience Required: None Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Qualifications

B.S. or B.A. in biological or physical sciences. Some experience with small animal surgery, familiarity with tissue cell culture techniques, microscopy, immunohistochemistry protocols and protein biochemistry.

- Ability to analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to communicate verbally.
- Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people.
- Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures.
- Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency.
- Ability to work as an effective team member.

Work consists of duties involving several related sequential steps, processes or methods. Duties require consideration of factors and conditions that are apparent and readily verifiable. Work has moderate impact on a specific area. Substantial impact on student or patient well-being, comfort or convenience. Specific, detailed instruction provided for new or difficult assignments. Employee performs recurring tasks independently. Loyola is committed to providing care that is safe. It is expected that all Loyola employees will perform their job function in a professional and competent manner that constantly seeks to reduce the risk of harm to patients, families and co-workers. Loyola is committed to the continuous improvement of the services it provides to its patients and their families. All Loyola employees are expected to participate in quality improvement activities. Responsible for consistently demonstrating our Magis values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment. Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards.

Personal Relationships: Routine job with interpersonal contact
Internal Contacts: Within Department, Physicians, Students, Management, Faculty
External Contacts: Vendors, Visitors

Working Conditions: Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment, Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards
Physical Demands:
Occasionally: Walking, Sitting
Frequently: Standing, Reaching with Arms, Finger/Hand Dexterity, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, Pushing/Pulling, Lifting/Carrying (Up to 25 lbs)

Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

None

Computer Skills

Basic Word and Excel software knowledge

Supervisory Responsibilities No
Required operation of university owned vehicles No
Does this position require direct animal or patient contact?
Physical Demands Repetitive Motions
Working Conditions None
Open Date 08/30/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5656

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you have a Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent training acquired via work experience or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application