Research Professional 1

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Department
 

BSD PED - Section Administrator: Cardiology - Moskowitz Lab


About the Department
 

Exciting research opportunity in the Moskowitz laboratory to help drive a research project in developmental biology aimed to understand the molecular basis of birth defects. The lab is devoted to the genetic, genomic and molecular study of gene regulatory networks in developing organs, particularly cardiac development with respect to Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). In cardiac development, we have identified an essential role for cilia-based Hedgehog signaling in cardiac progenitors, an essential aspect of mammalian cardiac development. Our studies have contributed to a paradigm shift in the understanding of cardiac morphogenesis, which is driven by events in cardiac progenitors rather than in the heart itself (e.g. Hoffmann et al., 2009; Xie et al., 2012; Zhou et al., 2017). We have recently identified a surprising and novel role for Hedgehog signaling in developmental timing control that will be the basis of future projects (Rowton et al. 2020).


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.
This position is wholly funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.

Responsibilities

  • 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 Competencies

  • ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, GRO-seq, and RNA-seq.
  • CRISPR genetic engineering
  • Rapid protein degradation using Degron system
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cardiac functional analyses
  • Mouse genetics
  • Lentivirus transduction
  • Cell culture experience
  • Protein-protein interaction analysis using mass-spectrometry 

Application Documents

  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Resume (required)


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


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
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 PED - Section Administrator: Cardiology - Moskowitz Lab


About the Department
 

Exciting research opportunity in the Moskowitz laboratory to help drive a research project in developmental biology aimed to understand the molecular basis of birth defects. The lab is devoted to the genetic, genomic and molecular study of gene regulatory networks in developing organs, particularly cardiac development with respect to Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). In cardiac development, we have identified an essential role for cilia-based Hedgehog signaling in cardiac progenitors, an essential aspect of mammalian cardiac development. Our studies have contributed to a paradigm shift in the understanding of cardiac morphogenesis, which is driven by events in cardiac progenitors rather than in the heart itself (e.g. Hoffmann et al., 2009; Xie et al., 2012; Zhou et al., 2017). We have recently identified a surprising and novel role for Hedgehog signaling in developmental timing control that will be the basis of future projects (Rowton et al. 2020).


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.
This position is wholly funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.

Responsibilities

  • 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 Competencies

  • ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, GRO-seq, and RNA-seq.
  • CRISPR genetic engineering
  • Rapid protein degradation using Degron system
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cardiac functional analyses
  • Mouse genetics
  • Lentivirus transduction
  • Cell culture experience
  • Protein-protein interaction analysis using mass-spectrometry 

Application Documents

  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Resume (required)


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


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.
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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