Rush University Medical Center Scientist, General Surgery in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you highly-motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented researcher who enjoys collaborative, multidisciplinary teamwork?

If so, the full time Scientist position in the Department of Surgery is for you!

Position Highlights:

One of the busiest programs in the Midwest, Rush is a leader in Surgical Services. Aligned with Rush’s values of Innovation and Excellence this position is responsible for identifying, designing and implementing protocols and research projects performed in the Department of Surgery. Responsible for planning and directing experiments related to Department of Surgery research. These include the planning and execution of procedures for the collection, maintenance, culture and banking of research specimens. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

_Position Responsibilities: _

  • Responsible for the methods, management and organization of laboratory. Plans, directs and conducts department of surgery research experiments and activities.

  • Identifies research projects, experiments and potential research directions related to department of surgery research activities; collects, evaluates, interprets and provides documentation of research data to accomplish research objectives. Maintains careful records of all work performed.

  • Provides direction and training to other laboratory personnel, residents and students.

  • Provides assistance to investigators with data collection and preparation of manuscripts, research papers, and grant proposals for presentation and/or publication.

  • Maintains a safe laboratory environment and ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory and specialized scientific equipment in the general surgery lab space. Ensures that laboratory supplies are maintained on a consistent basis.

  • Collaborates with statistician, research coordinators and staff from other departments involved in general surgery research.

  • Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal tissues.

Position Qualifications Include_: _

  • Master’s Degree in basic sciences or equivalent; Doctoral degree preferred.

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work related experience.

  • Strong software skills and experience with word processing, spread sheets and data base management.

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage own work and work independently

  • Must have a clear interest in collaborative, multidisciplinary teamwork.

  • Highly-motivated, enthusiastic and detail-oriented.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. Ten programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

  • As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

Job Title: Scientist, General Surgery


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Scientist

Job Number: 2017-1412