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Visiting Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and
Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 09, 2018


A Visiting Research Specialist position is currently available for a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join ongoing projects in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology. Improved understanding of the causes of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are needed. Therefore, the overall goal of our lab is to understand how exposure to environmental toxicants acting as endocrine-disrupting chemicals disrupt both insulin secretion and insulin action in order to clarify the potential role the ambient or natural environment plays in T2D risk.

This position will focus on diabetes (type 2; gestational) mechanisms; glucose metabolism; and arsenic as well as selenium and selenoproteins. The candidate must have proficiency in mouse handling, maintenance of genetic mouse models, mouse procedures such as: intraperitoneal injections; oral gavage; ear punches; ear tagging. The laboratory techniques required are qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, immunoassays, cell culture, pancreatic islet isolation, and extensive in vivo phenotyping.


Assist with research experiments

Present scientific work inside and outside of UIC

Prepare and submit research papers

Report research findings

Evaluate research findings

Lab Safety compliance


Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. Master’s degree in science preferred.

A minimum of 3 years related research experience.

Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.

Proficient in specific lab research techniques.

To apply, submit application and resume at:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.