Job DescriptionThe Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Dr. Michael Ragozzino) seeks a Research Associate I to assist in investigating environmental factors that affect learning and brain plasticity in mouse models of psychiatric disorders.
Research Associate is needed to assist with the following tasks:
• Prepare data for analysis and execute details of studies. Perform analysis and document results.
• Maintain mouse breeding colonies.
• Order study supplies and maintain inventories.
• May conduct literature searches.
• Conducts behavioral experiments and under the direction of the PI.
• Conduct mouse behavioral testing and brain assay under the direction of the PI.
• Performs procedures to histology to identify placement of biosensors and cannulae in mice.
• Organizes and analyzes data using statistical software (SPSS,or GraphPad Prism) to be used by the PI.
• Maintains detailed records of results and prepares written reports for submission to scientific journals.
• Maintains and processes required paperwork.
• Maintains the inventory; orders supplies, including mice.
• Maintains upkeep of laboratory equipment.
• Maintain detailed records of results and prepare written reports.
• Maintain and process required paperwork.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or related field required.
Knowledge of fundamental research concepts, practices and procedures.
Entry level knowledge of research methods
Competitive candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and a proven ability to work independently.
Candidates will need to electronically submit an online application via the UIC Job Board (https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=147658&job=research-associate-i-neuroscience-psychology). Upload a cover letter, CV, and provide the names and email addresses of three references within the online application. For fullest consideration, please submit an application by July 15th, 2021. Questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Michael Ragozzino (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899