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 became an Account Technician II. He joined the Bhargava group in September 2016 as the Lab Administrator.
Before joining the University, Jim worked at The News-Gazette for over 16 years. In 1996, he purchased The Finish Point, a film processing/video transferring business he operated for 12 years. Jim closed the company 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.
As Lab Administrator, Jim is a resource for the department and handles administrative duties, including budget monitoring, directing personnel appointments, purchasing, and reimbursements.