Research Professional 2 - Zhao

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20120 Ben May Department

About the Unit
The Ben May Department for Cancer Research (BMDCR) operates within the Division of the Biological Sciences. Since the founding of the Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research by Charles Huggins in 1951, Ben May faculty have continued to make outstanding discoveries and contributions to cancer research. Our overall mission is the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms responsible for carcinogenesis and metastasis and to exploit this knowledge to develop effective therapies and prevention strategies that will significantly diminish or eliminate the threat and lethality of cancer. The Ben May Department benefits from interdisciplinary research opportunities in partnership with the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, the Argonne National Laboratory and the Computation Institute. The synergies of these relationships have created new and exciting research opportunities for all of us. The Ben May Department recruits outstanding faculty researchers and staff to support our laboratories located in the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Research Professional will participate as part of a research team studying functions of protein post-translational modifications by proteomics, biochemistry, and molecular biology.


  • Design and carry out all experiments with precision and diligence and with care for reproducibility.
  • Carry out proteomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology approach to identify, validate, and characterize enzymes and substrates for a new type of histone marks.
  • Perform ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-qPCR, bioinformatics to study preliminary functions of new histone marks.

  • Ability to train others required.
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work independently and a apart of a team required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Doctoral degree with post-doctoral research experience in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.
  • Doctoral degree in molecular biology or biochemistry preferred.

  • A Minimum of five years of research experience in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Experience of bioinformatics analysis of ChIP-seq and RNA-seq required.
  • Experience of studying epigenetic mechanism and histone marks required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Familiarity with common computer programs and standard laboratory equipment.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • List of 3 References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/14/2018
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