Under minimal direction, engages in and designs a wide variety of research projects related to pathophysiology and tumorigenesis on endocrine and neuroendocrine neoplasms. Assumes responsibility for performing experiments and complex laboratory techniques and may assign projects to laboratory staff. Closely interacts with a study or studies focused on pathophysiology and tumorigenesis on endocrine and neuroendocrine neoplasms. Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects.
Performs, designs and supervises experiments aiming at discovering tumorigenesis mechanisms, novel drug delivery mechanisms and target-specific drug therapies for endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal) and neuroendocrine tumors.
Implements new strategies to overcome research challenges.
Facilitates, oversees and helps design the PIâ™s research projects.
Initiates and maintains research collaborations with other faculty and laboratories at the University of Chicago and other institutions.
As lab manager, mentors or supervises lab support staff on various research projects and initiatives and complex laboratory techniques.
Assures laboratory supplies and equipment are ordered/well-stocked and available for research.
Participates in and presents research data during a weekly multi-disciplinary laboratory meeting.
Independently prepares preliminary data and assists the PI in the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Prepares grant proposals for submission under scientific guidance of PI. Actively seeks additional funding and leads grant applications for further studies.
Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates
Remains familiar with the operations of the Section within the Department of Surgery and other locations.
Represents the PI in his or her absence.
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required
Advanced knowledge of statistics and use of statistical software required
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required
Analytical skills required
Problem-solving skills required
Attentional 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
Advanced skills in complex cell line experiments (CRISPR-Cas9 etc.) preferred
Experience with cell viability assays and drug screening for cell lines preferred
Advanced skills in animal experiments (including xenografting and surgery) preferred
Basic skills in bioinformatics software (Genespring, cBioPortal, IPA etc.) preferred
Demonstrated experience publishing academic manuscripts with peer-reviewed journals preferred
Project management skills and experience in a research environment preferred
Experience writing grants from government and private funding sources preferred
Record of delivery of abstracts and oral presentations relevant to field preferred
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Doctoral degree required
Minimum of five years relevant research experience preferred
Contact information for at least three supervisory references
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