Staff Scientist, Neurosurgery

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 16-May-23

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR21986

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Organizes data into professional format, performs data reconstruction and analysis, summarizes results, and presents data to PI. Effectively communicates, coordinates, and troubleshoots team-based research efforts through participation in laboratory and research meetings. May collaborate with clinical and basic scientists in other labs. Represents the PI as needed.

  • Maintains clear, accurate, complete, and timely reports of experiments.

  • Maintains records to ensure compliance with biosafety, radiation safety, animal protocols, compliance reports, instrument maintenance, and supply orders. Notifies PI of any potential violations of regulations.

  • Performs routine library work, including finding literature and copying articles.

  • Supervises and trains trainees and other lab personnel in research techniques, instruments, laboratory methods, procedures, and safety.

  • Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Specifically maintains records for compliance (purchasing, compliance with institutional protocols, etc.).

  • Assures maintenance and good working condition of equipment to ensure continuum of research.

  • Participates in research with laboratory animals including surgical procedures.

  • Performs experiments using human-derived brain tumor cells including Western blots, flow cytometry, viability assays, etc.

  • Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage complex data sets for research.

  • Leads the contributions to scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge in biological sciences or chemistry.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to learn new research techniques or methods.

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

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Familiarity with grant preparation.

  • Knowledge of scientific programs such as SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite and Bioinformatics programs.

  • Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment.

  • History of peer-reviewed publications in relevant field.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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