The James Franck Institute (JFI) is the premier institute in the US for research at the intersection of physics, chemistry, and materials science. The JFI was established after World War II as the Institute for the Study of Metals. The present name was adopted in 1967 to reflect an emerging wider range of research activities. Today, JFI research spans condensed matter physics; physical chemistry; synthetic materials chemistry; atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics including quantum information science; geophysics; and biophysics. The JFI is one of five interdisciplinary institutes of the Physical Sciences Division, and it serves as the home of the University of Chicago Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), supported by the National Science Foundation. The JFI is housed in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science. The institute provides a stimulating environment for scientists of different disciplines to interact and aid each other's research, and facilitates collaborations between pre-and postdoctoral researchers and mentors from different academic backgrounds. The intellectual environment in the Institute is further enriched by opportunities to interact with senior scientists, senior research associates, research scientists, and visiting scholars. The Institute provides office space and state-of-the-art laboratories and operates a number of specialized research facilities, including a low-temperature (cryogenics) laboratory, materials preparation and spectroscopic facilities, scanning probe and electron microscopes, and extensive shop facilities. In an age where much cutting-edge research lies at the boundaries between traditional disciplines, the James Franck Institute fosters creative interdisciplinary work at the forefront of science.
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
Facilitates and promotes a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.
P4: Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external University issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead cross-functional or divisional teams or projects.
The job leads a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.
1) Uses specialized depth and breadth of expertise to lead and conduct research experiments., 2) Interprets and collects data and trains others in the interpretation of data. Leads the dissemination of data and significantly contributes to scientific publications and grant writing., 3) Leads others to solve complex problems, providing expertise to the team which includes of scientists and clinicians from the University and nationally., 4) Provides expertise to identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts, such as protocol revisions. Provides expertise to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, or potential subject risks., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Will help design and perform molecular and cellular biology experiments, micro-surgeries in rodent models, optical imaging at different biological levels, and biological data analysis.
2) Work with the PI to mentor a few students and postdocs.
3) Will also heavily involved in grant writing in biomedical research area
4) Will send PI monthly reports on research and grant progress.
1) Advanced knowledge of biomedical imaging and surgery experiments.
2) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures for animal work.
3) Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
4) Attention to detail and organizational skills.
5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7) Ability to train others.
8) Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, LabView and Matlab.
9) Ability to sit for up to four hours in a standard office and lab environment.
10) Ability to use computers extensively for up to two hours.
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Ph.D. or M.D. degree in biology, medicine or biomedical engineering.
1) six years of postdoc research experience.
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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.
Internal Number: JR06322
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