Employer: University of Illinois Chicago
Job Title: Research Scientist – Cancer Center
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3126?c=uic
Hiring Department: Administration
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1016791
Posting Close Date: March 7, 2023
About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
This position will provide key scientific, and systems support to the University of Illinois Cancer Center (UICC) Administration and UICC faculty members in the development and preparation of large cancer-focused grants in basic, translational, clinical, and prevention research. This will entail working with teams of PhD-level researchers, physician scientists, and UICC staff to conceptualize and draft research proposals, including the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). This position will also help craft research protocols for prevention and treatment clinical trials. Recruit, supervise and/or train other research staff or students.
Duties & Responsibilities
Identify high yield high value funding opportunities to support UICC strategic research priorities.
Promote funding opportunities to UICC leadership and engage researchers and physician scientists to conceptualize and develop grant applications.
Provide key scientific and systems support in the development of large cancer-focused research proposals. This includes grant and manuscript writing, editing, and data analytics.
Assist with writing research publications (as lead or co-author) and scientific abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and professional research meetings.
Analyze data and information, evaluate and report findings to Senior Research Faculty and other involved research staff.
Work directly with principal investigators, sponsor investigators, industry sponsors, clinical trial study teams, and research administration to write research protocols.
Develop and maintain research records, grant information, research notes and resource utilization.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that sponsor and research objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage research staff or students as needed.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
- PhD or terminal doctorate in science or health related field required.
- A minimum of five years’ experience in health related research experience required.
- Grant and manuscript writing experience required. Cancer Center Support Grant experience preferred.