Staff Scientist at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 7 days ago.





Job Description:

Department



BSD MED - Section Administrator: Genetic Medicine - Weinstein



About the Department



The Weinstein Lab at the University of Chicago is a dynamic research group jointly affiliated with the Department of Medicine's Section of Genetic Medicine and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. We work on creating cutting-edge technologies for the visualization and analysis of genetic complexity in multicellular systems. Our most recent work has been the development of a new imaging modality, DNA microscopy, that uses DNA, instead of light, as an imaging medium to achieve spatial-genetic imaging of 'idiosyncratic' biological specimens, such as tumors and lymphatic tissue. Our lab consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers with interests and expertise spanning physics, molecular biology, and computational math. We have a keen interest in extending spatial-genetic imaging to address deep and open questions in immunology, cancer biology, and neuroscience.



Job Summary



The Weinstein Lab at the University of Chicago is a dynamic research group in both the Department of Medicine's Section of Genetic Medicine and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. We work at the interface between physics, computation, and molecular biology to create cutting-edge technologies for the visualization and analysis of genomic complexity in multicellular systems. Our lab is located on the beautiful Hyde Park Campus of the University of Chicago, on the shore of Lake Michigan and a 15 minute drive from downtown Chicago.


Our most recent work has been the development of a new imaging modality, DNA microscopy, that uses DNA, instead of light, as an imaging medium to achieve spatial-genetic imaging of "idiosyncratic" biological specimens, such as tumors and lymphatic tissue. Our work has been featured in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/science/microscopes-cell-biology-dna.html), STAT news (https://www.statnews.com/2019/06/20/dna-microscope-shows-cells-genetic-material), Discover Magazine (https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/with-a-new-microscope-researchers-may-be-able-to-see-dna-activity) and elsewhere.
Our lab consists of an interdisciplinary team of researchers with interests and expertise spanning biomedical engineering, chemistry, and computational mathematics. We have a keen interest in extending spatial-genetic imaging to address deep and open questions in immunology, cancer biology, and neuroscience.


We are seeking a Staff Scientist with a background in molecular biology interested in working with us on DNA-based technology development. This position provides a unique opportunity to work with both members of our group and others at the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Engineering on DNA sequencing and tissue work, using both vertebrate and invertebrate animal models.



Responsibilities



  • Help guide and design advanced genomic technology development projects.

  • Develop protocols with a focus on organization and detail.

  • Gain expertise in genomic technologies and apply this expertise in novel biomedical settings.

  • Help develop and maintain standard operating procedures for lab instruments.

  • Help maintain lab supply inventory.

  • Help train and oversee the work of other lab personnel.

  • Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.

  • Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research.

  • Performs other related work as needed.




Minimum Qualifications




Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

---
Work Experience:


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

---
Certifications:





---




Preferred Competencies



  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience in sequencing analysis and common bioinformatics tools a plus, but not required. Interest in collaborative work is essential.



Application Documents



  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)



When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Job Family



Research



Role Impact



Individual Contributor



FLSA Status



Exempt



Pay Frequency



Monthly



Scheduled
Weekly Hours



40



Benefits Eligible



Yes



COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required



Yes



Drug Test Required



No



Health Screen Required



No



Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required



No



Posting Statement



Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.


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.


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.


The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at:http://securityreport.uchicago.edu.Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
More jobs in Chicago, Illinois

Other
20 minutes ago

Zurich
Other
36 minutes ago

The University of Chicago
Other
36 minutes ago

The University of Chicago
More jobs in Other

Other
4 minutes ago

Honeywell
Other
4 minutes ago

Honeywell
Other
4 minutes ago

Honeywell