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Research Professional 1

The University of Chicago

Job Description


BSD BMD - Research Staff: Tang Lab

About the Department

Our overall mission continues to be the elucidation of fundamental mechanisms responsible for carcinogenesis and metastasis and to exploit this knowledge to develop effective therapies and prevention strategies that will significantly diminish or eliminate the threat and lethality of cancer.

Job Summary

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.


  • Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Contributes to facilitating and promoting a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.

  • Leads the contributions to scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.

  • Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage complex data sets for research.

  • Trains new laboratory personnel.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

Work Experience:

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



Preferred Qualifications


  • Recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field.


  • A demonstrable record of research success as evidenced by publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Postdoctoral experience.

  • Experience with protein expression and purification, drug discovery, crystallography or macromolecular microscopy is highly desirable.

Preferred Competencies

  • Highly motivated.

  • Excellent English communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively within a research team to join an R01-supported research project focused on investigating the structure and function of human proteases that degrade amyloid beta.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST †be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family


Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the Universityís COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward .
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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.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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