University of Chicago Research Professional 1 in Chicago, Illinois

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The objective of this team is to develop and validate new methodologies to generate and test customized affinity reagents to cell surface proteins as potential biotherapeutics. Additionally, efforts will be made to use similar methodologies to generate reagents that will assist in the structural determination of proteins of interest.

Unit Job Summary

Principal contribution will be in developing methods to generate synthetic antibodies to biomedically relevant targets. This will be done using phage display and requires an extensive expertise in its application. Synthetic antibody candidates will be validated by a battery of biophysical, biochemical and cell biological assays.


Ph.D. degree in area of biochemistry or structural biology is required.


Thee years post-doctoral research experience in biochemical or biophysical research is required. Experience in molecular biology, protein purification, biochemical/biophysical characterization of proteins is required. Experience in phage display and structural biology is highly preferred.


Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

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Requisition Number: 103117

Departmental Job Title: Research Professional 1

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Biological Sciences

Department: 20146-BSD-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 40

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: M-F, 8:30-5:00

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: No

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 07-17-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 01-17-2018