On behalf of the PI and Section Administrator, the incumbent will design and oversee an independent research project related to defining and understanding the role of the microbiota in intestinal crypts as it relates to intestinal integrity, regeneration and immune function. Assumes responsibility for performing experiments and complex laboratory techniques and may assign projects to laboratory staff. Takes a lead role in the facilitation and promotion of many ongoing studies focusing on laser capture of microbiota within intestinal crypts, performing complex FISH techniques to identify species, and genetic sequencing of specific communities of bacteria within intestinal crypts. Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects.
The facilitation and oversight of the PIâ™s research projects and research group(s) while controlling team and investigator-initiated research projects, as well as any of their own independent research projects.
Educate learners on the above techniques and is performing them as part of the residents and students manuscripts and studies.
Delivers presentations at meetings and organizations within the field of surgery. In collaboration with the PI, independently prepares scientific manuscripts for publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Develops new, innovative strategies to overcome research challenges.
Participates in multi-disciplinary laboratory meetings. Initiates and maintains research collaborations with other faculty at the University of Chicago, as well as other national and international faculty.
Remains familiar with the operations of the Section within the Department of Surgery and other locations.
As lab manager, takes a leading role in management and supervision of respective research staff. Oversees day-to-day operation and progression of experiments.
Attends weekly conferences, presents his data and supports the entire operation of the Alverdy lab
Trains and supervises lab support staff on various research projects and initiatives and complex laboratory techniques.
Prepares grant proposals for submission under scientific guidance/input of the PI.
Provides input and makes decisions regarding the organization, data handling, and data interpretation of current and upcoming clinical trials.
Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Assures laboratory supplies and equipment are ordered/well-stocked and available for research.
Represents the PI in his or her absence.
Maintain the DDRCC âœsmall animal labâ by having expertise and executing studies with C elegans and G melonella.
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
Ability to train others required
Ability to establish project action plans and adhere to timelines effectively required
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously required
Ability to write and assemble manuscripts for publication in clear and concise English required.
Supervisory experience required
Project management skills and experience in a research environment required
Experience writing grants from government and private funding sources required
Record of delivery of abstracts and oral presentations relevant to field required
Experience facilitating and promoting a research project or contributing to the scientific direction of a research resource preferred
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Doctoral degree in the Biological Sciences or a related field required
7 years of experience required.
Experience serving as an independent investigator preferred
Contact information for at least three supervisory references
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