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Staff Scientist

Loyola University Chicago - Department of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois
Competitive with benefits
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

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.

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