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Staff Scientist

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Maywood, IL
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Job DescriptionJob Description
A Staff Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Drs. Elliot and Glassberg to study translational aspects of lung injury, repair and fibrosis with specific emphasis on the role of vascular dysfunction and aging in the progression of chronic lung diseases.

Planning, implementation, and analysis of advanced scientific research projects
- Interprets data, statistical and data analysis.
  • Performs molecular and protein analysis (PCR, transfections, western analysis).
  • Performs isolation and characterization of cells relevant to ongoing studies.
  • Immunohistochemistry and fluorescent microscopy
  • Designs experiments and conducts animal studies (genotyping, colony management, breeding).

- Maintains laboratory equipment for the Department/Institute by working with the Division Administrator, sales reps, technical specialists, repair companies and the Purchasing Department to maintain current equipment and procure new purchases.
- Evaluates need for new technologies and train laboratory staff on proper use of equipment.
- Collaborates with faculty and other researchers
- Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports and co-authors scientific research manuscripts
- Operates and maintains a variety of scientific instrumentation which is essential to conducting the appropriate laboratory work. This would include equipment such as laboratory microscopes, centrifuges, incubators and autoclaves.
- Employs safety measures in working with hazardous chemicals, laboratory animals, and radioisotopes.
  • Maintains an extensive data base of samples, protocols.
  • Supervises and trains graduate students, residents, and medical students who work in the lab.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Established experience in three or more of the following areas is highly desirable: 1. Advanced techniques in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology; 2. Primary mouse and human cell isolation, culture, and sorting of lung cell populations; 3. Cell/tissue imaging techniques such as fluorescence and confocal microscopy; 4. Single cell sequencing and analysis; 5. Extracellular vesicles and miRNAs related work.

The candidate will be expected to develop and execute independent research plans leading to peer-reviewed publications, have a strong work ethic and possess excellent oral and written communications skills. Maximum consideration will be given to candidates enthusiastic about science, with high research motivation and initiative towards independence.
Company DescriptionWe are Chicago's Jesuit, Catholic University. Our faculty, staff, and students come from all faiths and backgrounds, but together, we strive toward the same goal, being men and women for and with others. But what makes a Jesuit university different? Our students receive an education that stresses the importance of knowledge, curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to "care for the whole person."

Loyola University Chicago is a great place to work! We aim to provide excellent benefit offerings, a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus environment, and a work experience designed to help faculty, staff, and students develop personally and professionally through collaborative engagement. Thank you in advance for your interest in working at Loyola University Chicago.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.Company DescriptionWe are Chicago's Jesuit, Catholic University. Our faculty, staff, and students come from all faiths and backgrounds, but together, we strive toward the same goal, being men and women for and with others. But what makes a Jesuit university different? Our students receive an education that stresses the importance of knowledge, curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to "care for the whole person."\r\n\r\nLoyola University Chicago is a great place to work! We aim to provide excellent benefit offerings, a diverse, inclusive and equitable campus environment, and a work experience designed to help faculty, staff, and students develop personally and professionally through collaborative engagement. Thank you in advance for your interest in working at Loyola University Chicago.\r\n\r\nDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion\r\n\r\nAs one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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