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About the Unit

The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, part of The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, is internationally recognized as a leader in cancer treatment, offering innovative, state-of-the-art radiotherapy services in a setting of multidisciplinary cancer care at several locations throughout the metropolitan Chicago area. Our Department is one of the leading academic research programs in the country: our physicians are active in over fifty clinical protocols, some the first of their kind, and our molecular and radiobiology researchers at our Hyde Park campus are engaged in a broad range of cancer research programs with support from Federal agencies, foundations, industry and private sources.

Job Family

Research

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

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.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

Responsibilities

The job manages scientific research projects or scientific research facilities. Uses considerable on-the-job experience to ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Works independently to write articles, reports and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

1) Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design., 2) Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology., 3) Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts., 4) Presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies. Conducts literature reviews. Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities

1) Administration and management of lab animal colony, including IACUC and animal    welfare issues.

2) Management of lab purchasing, expenses and documentation. Supervise the staff, supply inventory and   equipment maintenance.

3) Management of lab health and safety requirements.

4) Coordinates with department administrators regarding lab grants and budgets.

5) Supports the PI with new grant applications, progress reports and coordinating lab member’s data.

6) Oversees the research projects, data collection and daily laboratory activities.

7) Design and perform experiments related to the immunology of the tumor micro-environment as it relates to treatment with ionizing radiation.

8) Develop new experimental protocols.

Unit-Preferred Competencies

1) Strong project management and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

2) Strong problem solving skills.

3) Ability to effectively multi-task under deadlines, handle multiple projects concurrently, and ask questions as necessary.

4) Excellent and professional verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.

5) Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

6) Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with fellow staff members, as well as with faculty, students, and various stakeholders.

7) Ability to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information.

8) Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

10) Flexibility to occasionally work late or start early for specific events.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Bachelor’s degree in biology, or a closely related field.

2) Advanced degree.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

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

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Bachelor’s degree in biology, or a closely related field.

2) Advanced degree.

Experience

1) At least four years of relevant experience in a research setting or similar role.

2) Experience with key research activities such as developing research proposals, writing literature reviews, designing field experiments, sampling methodology, and previous fieldwork.

About the Unit

The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, part of The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, is internationally recognized as a leader in cancer treatment, offering innovative, state-of-the-art…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/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.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

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Location

Chicago, IL

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