Research Professional 1

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD PAT - Molecular Pathology


About the Department
 

Genomic and Cytogenetic Pathology (GCP) at University of Chicago was created in order to bring together the latest in genomics technologies, computational biology approaches and scientific knowledge for the care of patients at the University and the broader community. For cancer and a host of other diseases, genetic information is a critical piece of the puzzle, and can help to better define disease, predict its progression and most importantly help to select the best possible treatment for each individual patient. Key areas of research interest in GCP involve the development of novel methodologies for cancer genomic diagnostics as well as genomics-guided investigations of anti-tumor immunity with an aim for development of novel cellular therapeutics.


Job Summary
 

The job performs routine assignments that facilitate and promote a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from others.
The Research Professional 1 is a key position within GCP, with responsibility for managing and conducting a variety of research projects related to the group’s mission. Research projects in GCP are mainly related to 1) genomics investigations of cancer samples and development of novel genomics methodologies for oncology diagnostics and 2) cell culture and flow cytometry analyses of patient T cells to isolate and characterize anti-tumor immune responses with an aim towards the development of personalized cellular immunotherapies.

Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct research for developing next generation sequencing methods.

  • Design and conduct research projects involving characterization of patient anti-tumor immune responses and development of individualized cellular therapeutics.

  • Develop advanced skills related to scientific hypothesis formulation, testing and application to samples derived from patient materials.

  • Present research findings at local and national scientific conferences and weekly laboratory meetings.

  • Lead or participate in University of Chicago Seminar Weekly Series.

  • Collaborate with peers and other faculty in research and publication.

  • Performs experiments and collects and analyzes data. Participates in the promotion of a research project.

  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors/authors scientific research manuscripts. Provides peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.

  • Collaborates on development of new research projects with academic and community-based organizations.

  • May present work at scientific meetings.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in molecular biology or molecular genetics.

Experience:

  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation.

  • Cell culture.

  • Flow cytometry.

  • Experience in imaging and cell biology are a plus.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheets, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis.

Preferred Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  • Advanced skills in molecular biology.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience in translational research strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge and skills in bioinformatics.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to write and communicate clear and complete research findings.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Working Conditions

  • Lab environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Applicant Inquiry Form. <span>Applicant Inquiry Form</span> The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD PAT - Molecular Pathology


About the Department
 

Genomic and Cytogenetic Pathology (GCP) at University of Chicago was created in order to bring together the latest in genomics technologies, computational biology approaches and scientific knowledge for the care of patients at the University and the broader community. For cancer and a host of other diseases, genetic information is a critical piece of the puzzle, and can help to better define disease, predict its progression and most importantly help to select the best possible treatment for each individual patient. Key areas of research interest in GCP involve the development of novel methodologies for cancer genomic diagnostics as well as genomics-guided investigations of anti-tumor immunity with an aim for development of novel cellular therapeutics.


Job Summary
 

The job performs routine assignments that facilitate and promote a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from others.
The Research Professional 1 is a key position within GCP, with responsibility for managing and conducting a variety of research projects related to the group’s mission. Research projects in GCP are mainly related to 1) genomics investigations of cancer samples and development of novel genomics methodologies for oncology diagnostics and 2) cell culture and flow cytometry analyses of patient T cells to isolate and characterize anti-tumor immune responses with an aim towards the development of personalized cellular immunotherapies.

Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct research for developing next generation sequencing methods.

  • Design and conduct research projects involving characterization of patient anti-tumor immune responses and development of individualized cellular therapeutics.

  • Develop advanced skills related to scientific hypothesis formulation, testing and application to samples derived from patient materials.

  • Present research findings at local and national scientific conferences and weekly laboratory meetings.

  • Lead or participate in University of Chicago Seminar Weekly Series.

  • Collaborate with peers and other faculty in research and publication.

  • Performs experiments and collects and analyzes data. Participates in the promotion of a research project.

  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors/authors scientific research manuscripts. Provides peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.

  • Collaborates on development of new research projects with academic and community-based organizations.

  • May present work at scientific meetings.

  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in molecular biology or molecular genetics.

Experience:

  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation.

  • Cell culture.

  • Flow cytometry.

  • Experience in imaging and cell biology are a plus.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheets, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis.

Preferred Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  • Advanced skills in molecular biology.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience in translational research strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge and skills in bioinformatics.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to write and communicate clear and complete research findings.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Working Conditions

  • Lab environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Research


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Applicant Inquiry Form. <span>Applicant Inquiry Form</span> The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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