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Lab Technician—University of Illinois Medical Center

The Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Medical School Campus in Chicago needs a college graduate with a BA or BS in a biological science to work in the laboratory. This is a clinical job doing genetic testing for patients. We will train the person but the individual must be willing to stay for a minimum of 2 years, as our commitment to training is expensive and time consuming. The job will likely start in December, but we need to begin the hiring process ASAP (the state process has multiple components and takes about 2 months).

The Cytogenetics Laboratory of the University of Illinois Medical Center, Department of Pathology, currently performs cytogenetic (chromosome analysis) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies on a variety of specimen types. These include amniotic fluid and chorionic villus specimens for prenatal analysis to detect abnormalities such as Down syndrome; bone marrow and other hematological specimens to diagnosis, monitor and predict outcome in various cancers; and blood specimens for identification of congenital chromosome abnormalities resulting in mental retardation, organ malformation, infertility, etc. The analyses involve multiple skills including general lab skills, tissue culture, microscope screening, karyotype analysis, and preparation of karyotypes with computer assistance. The technical work is performed by individuals with a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. Certification in clinical cytogenetics can be obtained from the National Certification Agency after 1 year of experience in a laboratory directed by a certified director. Visit us at:

Hours are 8:30 – 5 with rotating Saturday hours. Benefits are generous and include medical insurance, vacation and holiday pay, tuition waivers, and others. Starting salary for an individual with no experience in cytogenetics is approximately $33,176 and goes to $38,436 upon completion of the first year of training.

Please send CVs to me by e-mail (

Thank you.

Valerie Lindgren, PhD, FACMG
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director of Cytogenetics
Building 911, Rm 211A
University of Illinois
840 S Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Novozymes—Biofuels Research Associate


Research Associate
Ref: NZNA00057
Country: USA
City: Franklinton, North Carolina
Job Area: Research & Development
Closing date for applications: 29 Jul 2008

Being the world's leading Enzyme supplier, Novozymes prides itself in developing environmentally sound ways to rethink tomorrow. As a Research Associate, you will become part of a large, global, Research and Development team on a search for new enzyme applications focusing primarily on starches and their role in the biofuels industry. By joining the R&D team here at Novozymes you'll have the opportunity to contribute to solutions that will have a lasting impact on the future.

  • BS degree required in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biochemistry, or other related fields
  • Must have previous hands on lab experience
  • Preferably experience with enzymes or biofuels, ideally in the area of applied research
  • HPLC experience is preferred
  • Will preferably have experience with lab scale fermentations
  • Must have a stable work history and authorization to work in the US without sponsorship

If you meet these qualifications and would like to explore this exciting opportunity further, please apply online at Novozymes is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

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