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Research Lab Technician (Research Specialist 1)

Hiring Organization:
University of Chicago

Date Posted:

Position Description:
20142 Neurobiology

Job 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


- Assisting in maintaining and documenting animal health and welfare
- Assisting in training non-human primates (M. Mulatta) to perform computer-based behavioral tasks
- Maintaining and documenting the supply of laboratory consumables and equipment
- Maintaining equipment and experiment rooms
- Training, collaborating ,and assisting new laboratory personnel
- Assisting in surgery and other minor procedures
Handling various administrative tasks


- Analytical and problem-solving skills required
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
- Ability to learn new techniques quickly and to work in sterile condition
- Good manual dexterity and superior organizational skills required
- Knowledge of research Techniques or methods required

Posting Statement:​​

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Education, Experience and Certifications:


- Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.
- One year's experience in animal research is required, working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, 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.

Working Conditions:

- Exposure to animals
- Exposure to laboratory chemicals
- laboratory environment
- ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements

Benefit Eligibility​

Pay Frequency​

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours​


Job is Exempt?​

Drug Test Required?​​

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?​

Health Screen Required?​​

Application Deadline:

Please apply through the University Job Board:

Required Documents:
Resume, Brief statement of career goals and Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Or email your resume and a brief statement of career goals to Dr. David Freedman (

Contact Information:
Yinghui Qiu
5812 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Telephone Number:


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