Research Professional - Scherer Lab

Chicago, IL
Feb 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Illinois: Chicago

22259 James Franck Institute

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The individual will work with Dr. Scherer in research activities that include the design and construction of a structured light illumination microscope (SIM) for cellular biophysics studies.

  • Carry out experiments
  • Design experiments, evaluate data, write progress reports and papers
  • Present data and analyze results, discuss scientific and technical issues at lab meetings and seminars along with attending outside lectures, seminars and meetings relevant to research.

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required
  • Knowledge of research techniques and methods required
  • Problem skills required
  • Strong Organizational and communication skills required
  • Verbal and Written communication ability

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a physics/physical chemistry or biophysics or related field is required.

  • Experience in Optical Physics, Cell Biology and Biophysics
  • Experience with designing and constructing SIM's and multi-focal microscopes (MFM)
  • Experience with developing an optical microscope

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit for up to two hours
  • Ability to use computers extensively for two to four hours
  • Travel required to and from Argonne National Laboratory
  • Laboratory environment

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV

(Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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