Staff Scientist

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023


BSD MED - Hematology and Oncology - Garassino Research Staff

About the Department

The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Job Summary

The Garassino Lab is hiring a Staff Scientist to lead research projects aimed at understanding the contribution of metabolism to lung cancer carcinogenesis and exploiting metabolic, genomic, and immunological vulnerabilities to innovate treatment of lung cancers. The individual in this role will be involved in all aspects of the design, development, implementation, and analysis of research projects focused on lunch cancer carcinogenesis and treatments. This work will be at the intersection of research and clinical efforts. A highly motivated and independent scientist with excellent analytical and organizational skills is needed for this position.


  • The Staff Scientist is expected to plan, execute, facilitate and advanced technical/scientific research projects.

  • Collaborates with other researchers as appropriate.

  • Designs, develops and tests experimental protocols for research (including cell lines, animal models, organoids, empirical protocols, computational, statistical methods, etc.).

  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors scientific research manuscripts.

  • Supervises other research staff.

  • May present work at scientific meetings.

  • Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.

  • Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research.

  • 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 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Competencies

  • A solid background and proven expertise in molecular and cellular biology.

  • Experience with using cell lines, organoids, and animal models in cancer research.

  • Familiarity with tumor cell metabolism, genomics, and immunology.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

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

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