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Research Technologist Manager
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Aug. 15, 2022
Title Research Technologist Manager
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Application Deadline Sep. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biomedical Sciences

The Research Technologist Manager in the Translational Oncology and Regenerative Medicine (TORM) Laboratory at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine will have primary responsibility to provide highly specialized support to research functions, and to manage the daily operations of the TORM Laboratory. This position will report to the Laboratory Director.
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Highlights of Employee Benefits

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Research Operations

  • Prepare reagents and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments for various projects.
  • Obtain and process clinical samples and assist with the development and maintenance of cell lines, patient-derived tumors, and tissue-engineered organoids.
  • Attend and participate in laboratory meetings by presenting data as directed.
  • Provide support with manuscripts and protocol development, as well as grant submissions.


  • Work with the Director to maintain laboratory certifications, protocols, and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Monitor and maintain laboratory inventory and invoice orders.
  • Monitor the maintenance of laboratory equipment to ensure continued optimal performance.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Champion positive inter-professional relationship bridging the college’s private/public organization and missions




  • Master’s degree in the biological sciences



  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with in vitro and in vivo translational cancer drug development techniques, including maintenance of cell cultures, lentiviral transfections, Western blot analysis, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, hanging drop organoid development, boyden chamber assays, RT-PCR, RNA-sequencing and single cell RNA sequencing techniques, rodent/mouse tumor implantation, blood draws, animal handling, preparation for pharmacokinetic analysis, and tissue collections and necropsy
  • Supervisory or team lead experience


  • A minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience.
  • Experience tracking/managing laboratory inventory and ordering.
  • Demonstrated experienced with PRISM and statistical software
  • 3D printing experience is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships.

Procedure for Candidacy:

 For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than September 2, 2022. Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through Illinois Jobs_Research Technologist Manager_Carle Illinois.

If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

  1. Submit the Staff Vacancy Application
  2. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms
  3. Upload your cover letter and resume (months and years of employment must be included), and contact information of three professional references.

For more information regarding the application procedures, please contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at













  • The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Carle Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Champaign, IL


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