Lab Research Assistant 2

Lab Research Assistant 2

Rush University Medical Center | Chicago, IL, 60684, US

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**Job Title:**

Lab Research Assistant 2


Internal Medicine Rheumatology




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


**Job Number:**


**Job Description:**

**Lab Research Assistant 2 - Internal Medicine Rheumatology**

**Job Summary:**

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. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

**Job 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 in laboratory notebooks and discuss with researcher and team.

+ Recommend protocol and experiment modifications. May assist in protocol development.

+ Uses independent judgement in applying or adapting scientific techniques.

+ Document 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.

**Required Job Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree with 5 years of laboratory experience.

+ 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.

+ Insert study details and details of testing not covered by standard description.

+ Strong analytic skills.

**Preferred Job Qualifications:**

+ Master's degree with three years' experience.

**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.

+ The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.

+ As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

+ RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.

+ Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

_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._