Research Professional 1

Feb 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Operating since 1927 on a strong foundation of multidisciplinary clinical and academic excellence, the University of Chicago Department of Surgery's mission is to meet the most challenging and complex health problems on both a local and global scale. Among the Department's numerous accomplishments, many of our faculty members are known for their contributions to the advancement of groundbreaking surgical procedures and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery. In addition to our department's clinical work, our scientists aggressively pursue a diverse range of basic, translational and clinical research projects, including studies on the gut microbiome, tissue bioengineering, stem cell research, cancer and immunotolerance. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort and commitment of the faculty and staff. We are looking for high energy, collaborative individuals who share our commitment to improving the health of patients in the community and beyond. The Section of Transplantation is built on a strong history of surgical excellence, including the first-ever animal organ transplant in 1904. Over the years, the section has gone on to achieve many more "firsts," including the first successful living-donor liver transplant and the first heart-liver-kidney transplant in the world. Today, the University of Chicago Medicine is home to one of the busiest organ transplant centers in the nation and offers more transplant options than any other program in Illinois. What our surgeons can achieve in the operating room would not be possible without the ongoing work that is done in our laboratories, and this is especially true in the Section of Transplantation. Our researchers are well known for their basic science research in transplantation tolerance and clinical trial work around islet cell transplantation for diabetes.

Unit Job Summary: -Under limited direction, engages in a wide variety of scientific research projects related to the utility and mechanism of a new vaccine platform. -Assumes responsibility for performing experiments and complex laboratory techniques and is centrally involved in a study to investigate immune responses to the vaccine and protection from experimental model infections and transplantation. -Implements new strategies to overcome research challenges. -Facilitates and oversees the PI's research projects and research group(s). -Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects. -Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates -Mentors lab support staff on various research projects and initiatives and complex laboratory techniques. -Participates in multi-disciplinary laboratory meetings. -Remains familiar with the operations of the Section within the Department of Surgery and other locations. -Assures laboratory supplies and equipment are ordered/well-stocked and available for research. -Represents the PI in his or her absence. -Assists the PI in preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and may independently prepare preliminary data -Assist the PI in preparation of grant proposals for submission.

Unit Education: Doctoral degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.

Unit Experience: At least three years relevant research experience preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: 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 Ability to train others required Ability to establish project action plans and adhere to timelines effectively required Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously preferred Ability to write and assemble manuscripts for publication in clear and concise language required.

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