Visiting Research Specialist: University of Illinois at Chicago


The Saxena Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted: 06/24/2021
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Research Specialist

Description & Details:

The Saxena lab is accepting applications for a Visiting Research Specialist. Successful candidate will conduct research by growing, crossing, and maintaining zebrafish (Danio rerio); making DNA constructs for transgenic expression; injecting and selecting for transgenic zebrafish lines; documenting research activities in preparation for publication. Additionally, there is an opportunity to plan and conduct experiments as part of a team and thus earn authorship on resulting publications. Current NIH-funded projects focus on the mechanisms of developmental neurogenesis and their conservation during adult neurogenesis, including in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. We offer a collaborative, collegial, and team-oriented working environment, a laser-like focus (microscopy pun intended) on advancing and supporting your career goals, cutting-edge research techniques, and an ideal location for exploring both Chicago’s dynamic cityscape and the natural beauty of the nearby Upper Midwest.

Full job description and requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences required.
Minimum of 3 years research experience required.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Experience with zebrafish husbandry is preferred but not required.
Must be comfortable with light and fluorescent microscope usage; training will be provided.
Must be able to wear protective equipment for potential biological and chemical hazards when necessary. Must be able to handle and provide standard care to research animals. May require standing or sitting for long periods of time.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit an application, including a CV, cover letter explaining your interests, and contact information for three references at by July 16, 2021. Questions can be addressed to Ankur Saxena at


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