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Job Description

Job Description:
Position Highlights:
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Location: Evanston, IL
  • Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, Day Shift
  • Required Travel: N/A
What you will need:
  • Education: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in biology or a related scientific field with an understanding of using biostatistical programs. Prior experience in cancer biology research is highly desirable.
  • Certification: N/A
  • Experience: Experience with tissue processing, sectioning, staining and routine histological methods. Molecular biology techniques and use of mouse models also relevant. Must be willing to learn new techniques.
  • Skills: Pubmed research skills, able to troubleshoot technical problems related to research. Must be prepared to work with rodent and human samples. Tissue/histology techniques, including immunolabeling of tissue sections (IHC and IF). Experience with animal dissections and surgery desirable, and willingness to learn essential methods to complete projects. General molecular and biochemical techniques (PCR, western blotting, etc.). Cell culture. Viral transduction is desirable.
What you will do:
  • Study biologic mechanisms underlying prostate diseases, specifically prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Be involved in both in vitro and in vivo models and be responsible for handling and processing of human clinical samples and mouse tissue samples
  • Under minimal supervision, setting up and conducting experiments, troubleshooting techniques and developing and applying protocols
  • Record and analyze data and assist with figures for manuscripts and grants
  • Perform and assist in general laboratory and research functions including ordering and storage of reagents and preparation of equipment
  • Assist with training of summer research students
  • Career Pathways to Promote Professional Growth and Development
  • Various Medical, Dental, Pet and Vision options, including Domestic Partner Coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Parking
  • Wellness Program Savings Plan
  • Health Savings Account Options
  • Retirement Options with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Community Involvement Opportunities
  • Visa Sponsorship Available (Nursing and Lab roles)
NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system committed to providing access to quality, vibrant, community-connected care, serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties. Our more than 25,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians aim to deliver transformative patient experiences and expert care close to home across more than 300 ambulatory locations and eight acute care hospitals – Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland Park, Northwest Community (Arlington Heights) Skokie and Swedish (Chicago) – all recognized as Magnet hospitals for nursing excellence. Located in Naperville, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, provides for the mental health needs of area residents. For more information, visit,, and
When you work for NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.
Please explore our website ( to better understand how NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health delivers on its mission to “help everyone in our communities be their best”.
NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of who we are; being there for our patients and each other with compassion, respect and empathy. We believe that our strength resides in our differences and in connecting our best to provide community-connected healthcare for all.
EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor.
Overall Qualifications:

Masters Degree

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