USA: Research Professional

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Position Information

The University of Chicago Department of Surgery is one of the leading programs in the nation comprised of 125 full-time faculty and postdoctoral researchers and more than 40 part-time and volunteer appointments. We constantly strive to provide the highest level of complex and innovative surgical care, comprehensive surgical training for tomorrow’s leaders as well as groundbreaking basic science and clinical research.

The Section of Neurosurgery is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of both pediatric and adult neurosurgical disorders. The section has been divided into subspecialty programs to better identify expertise within neurosurgery. Our programs in neurovascular surgery, neuro-oncology, epilepsy, spinal surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery are world renowned. We utilize a full-range of neurosurgical technologies to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatment for the entire spectrum of neurological disease.

Research Professional 1: The Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery is seeking qualified research professional for our basic and translational studies. Specifically, the research focuses on the biology of malignant brain tumors with a focus on stem cells as therapeutic vehicles.

Research Professional 1: Involves significant work in understanding mechanistic studies as it pertains to the following fields: in virology, gene therapy, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, stem cell biology. Designs and conducts experiments, prepares and presents experimental findings at meetings, writes scientific manuscripts, provides support in data collection and management and assists in managing lab operations.

Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:
- Collects, maintains and analyzes data and/or specimens.
- Conducts literature reviews.
- Prepares reports, manuscripts and other documents.
- Presents data and experimental findings at internal and external meetings.
- Maintains and orders lab equipment and supplies.
- Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
- Aids in developing and amending study protocols.
- Contributes to the development of data collection tools and assists with database creation.
- Orients and/or coordinates the work of research support staff and students.
- Assists in recruiting and scheduling research subjects when necessary.
- Provides general office support when needed.

-Ability to design and conduct experiments required.
-Demonstrated record of effective verbal and written communication skills, including one-on-one and group communications with colleagues both inside and outside of the lab required
-Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
-Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
-Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
-Analytical skills required.
-Problem-solving skills required.
-Attention to detail required.
-Organizational skills required.
-Verbal and written communication skills required.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team
required.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

*The standard summary is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job.

NOTE: After applying for this position you will receive a confirmation number. If you do not see the confirmation number, you have not completed applying for the position.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the Employment Office by calling 773-702-8900 or by emailing employment@uchicago.edu with their request.
If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at employment@uchicago.edu.