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University of Chicago Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois

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2012212 Medicine-Cardiology

About the Unit

The University of Chicago's Department of Medicine, Section Cardiology, Dr. Rongxue Wu Lab, in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a Research Scientist. Dr. Wu lab research focuses on the role and mechanism of microvascular function in heart failure. The research investigations include ischemia reperfusion-induced cardiac dysfunction and diabetic cardiomyopathy, as well as endothelial glucose metabolism in heart failure. The Research Scientist position is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the projects. The person will be responsible for designing, undertaking, and analyzing information on current projects in Dr. Wu's lab. He/she will also work closely with the lab member(s), and assist with other research projects, ensuring all research goals and objectives are met.

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


Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

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 related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.

1) Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field, 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Under limited direction the Research Scientist will perform lab research projects independently.

2) Working with cell culture, mice surgery, histology, and basic molecular biology, et al.

3) Maintain mice data including genotyping.

4) Assist lab members in preparing and conducting experiments.

5) Participates in writing reports, manuscripts and grants.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1)Ability to learn new skills as required for research and research projects.

2) Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.

3) Good written and communications skills.

4) Ability to work independently but in close cooperation with the PI.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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

Preferred Qualifications


1)MS, MD or Ph.D. in a field relevant to the research being conducted


1) 2-5 years of relevant research experience

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

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR06130