Research Professional 3

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012750 Surgery-Urology

About the Unit
Our renowned urologic surgeons oversee a broad range of surgical care programs, designed to thoroughly care for adults and children with complex urologic disease including urologic cancers in the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular regions. Further, our surgeons offer female urologic procedures including reconstruction, prolapse repair, salvage and urodynamics, among others. In addition to offering a wide range of surgical options, our experts are world leaders in robotic surgical techniques that enhance surgical and aesthetic outcomes for many urologic patients. The Section of Urology is also home to many busy laboratories, many of which are supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and other major governmental and nongovernmental entities. With a special focus on cancer, our urologists are continually working toward discovering better ways to treat patients with urologic disease. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort of the faculty and staff. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to work in our dynamic and collaborative environment toward the shared goal of improving the health of patients in our community and beyond.

Job Information

Job Summary:

On behalf of the PI and Section Administrator, designs and oversees an independent research project related to prostate cancer. Assumes responsibility for performing experiments and complex laboratory techniques and may assign projects to laboratory staff. Takes a lead role in the facilitation and promotion of many ongoing studies focusing on prostate cancer. Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The facilitation and oversight of the PI's research projects and research group(s) while controlling team and investigator-initiated research projects, as well as any of their own independent research projects.
  • Delivers presentations at meetings and organizations within the field of surgery.
  • In collaboration with the PI, independently prepares scientific manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develops new, innovative strategies to overcome research challenges.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary laboratory meetings. Initiates and maintains research collaborations with other faculty at the University of Chicago, as well as other national and international faculty.
  • Remains familiar with the operations of the Section within the Department of Surgery and other locations.
  • As lab manager, takes a leading role in management and supervision of respective research staff.
  • Oversees day-to-day operation and progression of experiments.
  • Trains and supervises lab support staff on various research projects and initiatives and complex laboratory techniques.
  • prepares grant proposals for submission under scientific guidance/input of the PI.
  • Provides input and makes decisions regarding the organization, data handling, and data interpretation of current and upcoming clinical trials.
  • Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
  • Assures laboratory supplies and equipment are ordered/well-stocked and available for research.
  • Represents the PI in his or her absence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 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 required
  • Ability to write and assemble manuscripts for publication in clear and concise English required.
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Project management skills and experience in a research environment required
  • Experience writing grants from government and private funding sources required
  • Record of delivery of abstracts and oral presentations relevant to field required
  • Experience facilitating and promoting a research project or contributing to the scientific direction of a research resource preferred

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree required

  • Seven years relevant research experience required

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 6/22/2018
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