Research Specialist 3

About the Unit

University of Chicago Department of Chemistry Research Group Manager: Help manage a 20-person research group, including manuscript editing, strategic, scientific and financial planning, and annual progress reporting. This position may be attractive for scientists who wish to stay close to the bench, but also begin to take on more scientific administrative responsibilities in a stimulating academic research environment. Other duties include training and overseeing the work of research support personnel. Manage other administrative aspects of the research projects, including supervising research support personnel, tracking project expenditures, and assisting with grant and manuscript preparations. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: independently performing complex technical duties; recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; monitoring and troubleshooting equipment; overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory; and ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements.

 

 

Job Family

Research

 

 

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

 

 

Career Track and Job Level

Research Professional

 

 

Facilitates and promotes a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.

 

 

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

 

 

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

 

 

Responsibilities

The job facilitates and promotes a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

 

 

1) Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Contributes to facilitating and promoting a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information., 2) Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage complex data sets for research., 3) Leads the contributions to scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants., 4) Trains new laboratory personnel., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

 

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

1) Help manage a 20-person research group, including manuscript editing, strategic, scientific and financial planning, and annual progress reporting.

2) This position may be attractive for scientists who wish to stay close to the bench, but also begin to take on more scientific administrative responsibilities in a stimulating academic research environment.

3) Train and oversee the work of research support personnel.

4) Manage other administrative aspects of the research projects, including supervising research support personnel, tracking project expenditures, and assisting with grant and manuscript preparations.

5) Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: independently performing complex technical duties; recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; monitoring and troubleshooting equipment; overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory; and ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements.

 

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to train others.

2) Advanced knowledge in chemistry or biology.

3) Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.

4) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

5) Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment.

6) Analytical skills.

7) Problem-solving skills.

8) Attention to detail.

9) Organizational skills.

10) Verbal and written communication skills.

11) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

12) Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

13) Supervisory skills.

14) Management skills. 

 

 

 

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

 

 

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

 

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

Education

1) Advanced degree in chemistry or biology

 

Experience

1) A minimum of five years of relevant research experience

 

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) Reference Contact Information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

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