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University of Chicago Research Professional in Chicago, Illinois

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2012215 Medicine-Gastroenterology

About the Unit
Job Family


Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job Level

Research Professional

Facilitates and promotes a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.

P1: Performs routine assignments in the entry level to a professional job progression. Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from others.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job performs routine assignments that facilitate and promote a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource. Receives instruction, guidance, and direction from others.

1) Performs experiments and collects and analyzes data. Participates in the promotion of a research project., 2) Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors/authors scientific research manuscripts. Provides peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts., 3) Collaborates on development of new research projects with academic and community-based organizations., 4) May present work at scientific meetings., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) We are seeking a Research Professional with expertise to investigate the metabolic alterations and causes that are involved in the pathogenesis of complex intestinal and systemic immune disorders.

2) The candidate should understand research and regulatory standards of a laboratory environment.

3) The candidate must understand scientific principles to conduct research procedure in order to operate laboratory instruments and equipment, in particular equipment related to the analysis of metabolites. Metabolic research.

4)Perform experiments applied to targeted and untargeted metabolomics strategies, and with the utilization of heavy stable isotopes to trace metabolic substrates in complex microbial communities and to determine metabolic rates.

5)She/he should be familiar with high resolution mass spectrometry and gas chromatography isotope ratio mass spectrometry.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1)Excellent writing skills.

2) The candidate will be responsible for redacting scientific manuscripts, abstracts and posters. In addition, excellent oral skills are.

3) The candidate is required to present the research at various forums including national and international conferences where oral presentations are expected.

4) The candidate is expected to be able to converse with informatics staff.

5) The candidate should be able to work as a member of a team as well as independently.

6) Adaptability and willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.

7) Effective time-management skills and ability to manage deadlines.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) Five years of relevant research experience in research lab environment

2) Basic immunology coursework

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

Note: When applying, all required documents MUSTbe uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date


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Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR05951