Research Professional 2

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Hyde Park Campus

2012740 Surgery-Cardiac

About the Unit
The Department of Surgery boasts one of the busiest and comprehensive cardiac and thoracic surgery programs in the nation. The Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery offers a wide range of surgical and research options for challenging diseases. Among our greatest achievements, the section is one of a few in the world that offers a wide range of robotic approaches for heart conditions. The institution is also one of the only multiple organ transplant programs in the nation, successfully transplanting organs for people who need heart-lung, heart-liver, heart-kidney-pancreas, or other multiple organ transplant combinations. Our section is also home to world-renown thoracic surgeons and researchers, who are leaders in the surgical treatment of minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, transplantation and mesothelioma. In addition, our team of scientists are committed to improving our understanding of complex heart and lung diseases and uncovering new ways of tackling these conditions. Among our many focus areas, our researchers are interested in studying the cardiotoxic mechanisms of anticancer drugs, molecular basis of cardiac aging and frailty in patients undergoing complex thoracic surgery. 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:

Under limited direction, engages in a wide variety of scientific research projects related to cardiac diseases and tissue. Assumes responsibility for performing experiments and complex laboratory techniques and is centrally involved in a study focused on cardiac diseases and tissue. Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects.


  • Implements new strategies to overcome research challenges.
  • Facilitates and oversees the PI's research projects and research group(s).
  • Provides input on the organization and data handling of current and upcoming clinical trials.
  • Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
  • Assists the PI in preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including preparation of final data for publication.
  • Assist the PI in preparation of grant proposals for submission.
  • 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.
  • Assist in maintaining transgenic mouse colony and animal protocols
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced knowledge in the 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
  • Ability to write and assemble manuscripts for publication in clear and concise English required.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Doctoral degree in the biological sciences or a related field required

  • Five years of relevant research experience required

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for at least three supervisory 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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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