Research Professional

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024


BSD BMD - Zhao Lab

About the Department

The Ben May Department for Cancer Research was formally established in 1951 with funds provided by Alabama businessman and philanthropist Ben May; it continues to receive generous support from the Ben May Charitable Trust. The work done by the collection of laboratories within the Ben May Department for Cancer Research has advanced cancer treatment by providing answers to fundamental biological questions and by finding applications for groundbreaking scientific discoveries. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.

Job Summary

The Research Professional will develop and implement programs aimed at promoting a research project or actively contributing to the scientific direction of a research resource.


  • Protein expression, purification, and enzymology studies.

  • Perform standard scientific techniques including cell culture and in vivo mouse procedures.

  • Ability to develop and characterize antibodies against a protein modification of interest.

  • Investigate mechanisms of endogenous metabolites and protein modifications in cancer.

  • Ability to conduct bioinformatics analysis.

  • Serves as a resource/lead to other research staff and students.

  • Develops laboratory protocols and provides training on novel techniques. Manages, analyzes, and offers recommendations on complex data sets for research purposes.

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

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

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

  • 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


  • Experience working in an experimental research lab.

  • Possesses experience in publishing papers in journals such as Cell, Nature, and Science.

  • Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cancer studies with independent research.

  • Expertise in handling animal works.

  • Experience in analysis of gene expression and epigenetics studies, including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and Cut-and Tag.

Working Conditions

  • Research lab environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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