James McGraw is the lab administrator for the Bhargava group. Jim began his career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, as an Account Technician I, in the School of Integrative Biology Business Office. Eight Months later, Jim was promoted to Account Technician II. He joined the Bhargava group in September 2016 as the Lab Administrator.
Prior to joining the University, Jim was employed by The News-Gazette for over 16 years. In 1996, he purchased The Finish Point, a film processing/video transferring business, which he operated for 12 years. Jim closed the business in 2008, and took a position at O’Brien Auto Park in Urbana (now Napleton’s), where he was employed until he joined the University.
In the capacity as Lab Administrator, Jim is a resource for the department and handles administrative duties including budget monitoring, directing personnel appointments, purchasing and reimbursements.