Research Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

20125 Pathology

About the Unit
The Research Manager/Research Specialist will be part of a vibrant group of graduate and postdoctoral research scientists working on cutting edge topics in the field of immunology. The scientists work on various aspects of host-microbiome and pathogen interaction in the gut, immune cell signaling, development and function. Our scientific community consists of national and international graduate and undergraduate students, research assistants and visiting scientists. This makes it a very dynamic, diverse and rich group of people to work with.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Exciting opportunity to work as a Research Manager/Research Scientist in a stimulating and international research environment at the University of Chicago. He/she will work within the Department of Pathology under general direction from the Professor of Pathology. He/she will be located in a newly renovated space in immediate proximity to the other faculty and laboratories of Immunology. Principal contributions are managerial and scientific, characterized by originality and creativity. Manages financial, personnel, planning, compliance and other administrative aspects of research project. Collaborates with other researchers on long-range plans for research projects. Oversees the development of research projects. Ensures research projects progress according to plan. Investigates, modifies and applies new procedures, techniques or applications of technology. Establishes goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines. Oversees activities related to data collection and analysis. Supervises both researchers and research support staff. Help in preparation of grant/funding applications. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Establishes, monitors, and controls project budgets. In collaboration with senior research faculty and personnel, participates as skilled individual contributor and/or lead researcher as expert in specialized area. Conducts research in area of expertise.


  • Serves as a first contact point for scientific staff for all laboratory issues.
  • Providing assistance with purchasing new laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure efficient operation of laboratory, including overseeing maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment.
  • Researches, compiles and analyzes data to create reports, proposals and other documents.
  • Composes and edits correspondence and other documents related to the research projects being conducted.
  • Assisting other scientists in the design and execution of experiments
  • Assist in common task shared with other labs.
  • Oversees and maintains the physical office space, ordering equipment repairs and upgrades as well as monitor and control project budgets.
  • Coordinates logistics of research projects.
  • Investigate, modify and apply new procedures, techniques or applications of technology.
  • Establish goals and operating procedures, practices, and guidelines.
  • Supervise both researchers and research support staff. Help in preparation of grant/funding applications and ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.

  • Ability to follow an issue through to resolution in a time efficient manner.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and display organizational skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of an international community, including cultural differences and language barriers
  • Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve an issue.
  • Ability to take initiative and organize and complete projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate with other researchers on long-range plans for research projects and oversee the development of research projects.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required.
  • Doctoral degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted preferred.

  • A minimum of four years of relevant research experience required.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Experience managing research projects preferred.
  • Experience with flow cytometry.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of scientific applications and equipment within a lab environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Considerable skill in working both independently and as a team member.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

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: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 1/9/2019
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