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Research Specialist 1

Hiring Organization:
The University of Chicago

Date Posted:

Position Description:
General Summary:
The laboratory of David Freedman at The University of Chicago investigates the neuronal mechanisms of visual learning, memory and recognition and is looking for a full-time lab manager and research technician to provide support for its research with non-human primates. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a leadership role in dynamic team and contributing to cutting-edge scientific research.

The laboratory is located on the main campus of The University of Chicago, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Essential Functions:
Assisting in maintaining and documenting animal health and welfare (20%); assisting in training nonhuman primates (M. Mulatta) to perform computer-based behavioral tasks (25%); maintaining and documenting the supply of laboratory consumables and equipment (15%); maintaining equipment and experimental rooms (15%); training, collaborating, and assisting new laboratory personnel (10%); assisting in surgery and other minor procedures (10%); and handling various administrative tasks (5%).

Mental Demands: Ability to conduct and coordinate multiple projects, general ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently with limited direction, ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
Physical Demands: Responsibilities may require walking, standing, bending, and moderate weight lifting and carrying.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume/CV and brief statement of career goals to Dr. Freedman at
Please go to tthis website to formally apply:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at

Qualifications: Education and/or experience in animal research is required. Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office; must be able to produce written reports of completed work and procedures; previous experience in a behavioral or neurophysiology laboratory and/or experience with non-human primates preferred.

The range for Research Specialist 1 for this position is $34,089 to $41,664/year. This is an hourly position

Contact Information:
Jo DeGroot
947 East 58th Street, Room 309 (MC 0928)
Chicago, IL 60637

Telephone Number:
(773) 702-0964

Fax Number:
(773) 702-3774


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