University of Chicago Staff Scientist in Chicago, Illinois

*Standard Summary

Plans, executes, facilitates and promotes advanced technical/scientific research projects. Recognizes the need for innovation and develops or incorporates advances in research concepts, methodologies and approaches. Designs, develops and tests new equipment, instruments, reagents, and/or experimental protocols for research (including hardware, software, statistical methods, etc.). Collaborates with other researchers as appropriate. Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and (co-)authors scientific research manuscripts . May supervise other research staff. May present work at scientific meetings, and provide peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.

About the Unit
Unit Job Summary

We are looking for a research professional who will work closely with the PI to utilize single molecule multi-color TIRF microscopy to image in vitro reconstitutions from purified components of force-mediated actin filament networks. Principal duties and responsibility: Conduct experiments: Including protein expression plasmid construction, protein purification and fluorescent labeling, single molecule multi-color TIRF microscopy, micro-patterning and microfluidics, Image J data analysis, etc. Maintain the TIRF microscope and help supervise undergraduate and graduate students on various research projects. Provide regular oral reports on progress in our group meeting. Conduct literature reviews in our group meeting. Participate in writing reports, manuscripts and research grants.


Doctoral degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.


Completion of postdoctoral training program (normally 3-5 years) required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Experience with plasmid construction, protein purification and fluorescent labeling, multi-color TIRF microscopy and micro-patterning techniques required. Experience with fission yeast and/or fly cell culture preferred.


Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. 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 word processing, spreadsheet/database, communications, and graphics software required.

Supervisory skills preferred.

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Requisition Number: 103122

Departmental Job Title: Staff Scientist

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Biological Sciences

Department: 20147-BSD-Molecular Genetics & Cell 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: Irregular, Monday - Friday

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