Dr. Michael Johnson's drug discovery laboratory in the UIC College of Pharmacy Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is seeking a motivated undergraduate to join the research team as a research technician. The project aims to identify and develop compounds that inhibit vital enzyme reactions in pathogenic bacteria. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop novel therapeutic drugs targeting various infectious diseases. The technician will be extensively trained to support ongoing research in the laboratory and will be expected to conduct bench-top lab experiments independently. Please note that, at this time, this position is voluntary. Though, Work Study students may receive funding through the Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award program.
Position: part-time, school year and summer availability
Preferred Experience: biochemistry and/or microbiology laboratory coursework
Incentives: This research experience provides the potential for any of the following:
- bolster resume with research experience
- letters of recommendation
- use research project to earn course credit and potentially complete an Honors College Capstone project
- authorship and acknowledgements on publications in high impact journals
- present research posters at relevant conferences
- exposure to pharmaceutical industry settings
Interested? Please email Libby Brubaker at email@example.com with a paragraph describing your interest in the position, your career goals, and how you see this position fulfilling those goals.