Research Group Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

22252 Chemistry

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Job Summary:

University of Chicago Department of Chemistry Research Group Manager:

Help manage a 20-person research group, including manuscript editing, strategic, scientific and financial planning, and annual progress reporting. This position may be attractive for scientists who wish to stay close to the bench, but also begin to take on more scientific administrative responsibilities in a stimulating academic research environment.


Training and overseeing the work of research support personnel.

Manage administrative aspects of the research projects to include:

  • supervising research support personnel
  • tracking project expenditures
  • assisting with grant preparations

Other laboratory responsibilities:
  • independently performing complex technical duties
  • recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems
  • monitoring and troubleshooting equipment
  • overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory
  • ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements

  • Ability to train others required.
  • Advanced knowledge in chemistry or biology required.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment 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.
  • Supervisory skills preferred.
  • Management skills preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Advanced degree in chemistry or biology required

  • A minimum of two years of relevant research experience required.

  • Laboratory environment

  • Experience with cell culture and biological assays
  • Strong knowledge of chemistry or biology
  • Working knowledge of immunology
  • Working knowledge of tumor modeling or cancer biology
  • Experience in nanomedicine is a plus

  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate orally
  • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to give directions
  • Ability to learn and develop skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read
  • Ability to train or teach others
  • Ability to work effectively and collegiately with little supervision or as member of a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Editing and proofreading skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Quantitative and analytical skills
  • Time management skills

  • Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop
  • Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
  • Ability to stand for 4 hours or more


(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
  • CV
  • Cover letter

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/22/2018
Application Due: 4/23/2018
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