Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Staff Scientist – Cancer Genomics Research and Development

Job Number: 69479

Location: Chicago, US

Job Description

The Staff Scientist – Cancer Genomics Research and Development is a fully funded position that will provide in-depth exposure to cancer genomics and genomic diagnostics, and to tumor immunology and cellular therapy.

This key position will manage, and conduct research and development projects related to 1) genomics investigations of cancer samples and development of novel genomics methodologies for oncology diagnostics and 2) tumor immunology projects focused on anti-neoantigen T cell responses with an aim towards the development of personalized cellular immunotherapies.


  • Design and conduct research for developing next generation sequencing methods.
  • Design and conduct research projects involving characterization of patient anti-tumor immune responses and development of individualized cellular therapeutics.
  • Develop advanced skills related to scientific hypothesis formulation, testing and application to samples derived from patient materials.
  • Present research findings at local and national scientific conferences and weekly laboratory meetings.
  • Lead or participate in University of Chicago Seminar Weekly Series.
  • Collaborate with peers and other faculty in research and publication.
  • Performs experiments and collects and analyzes data. Participates in the promotion of a research project.
  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co- authors/authors scientific research manuscripts. Provides peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.
  • Collaborates on development of new research projects with academic and community-based organizations.
  • May present work at scientific meetings
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation, cell culture, flow cytometry.
  • Experience in imaging and cancer biology is a plus.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheets, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in molecular biology, translational research, bioinformatics, and research techniques or methods.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write and communicate clear and complete research findings.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Deadline: 2023-12-07


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