Staff Scientist, Electron Metrologist for Energy and Quantum Materials
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR24217
Location: Lemont, IL
Facilitates and promotes advanced technical/scientific research projects including data analysis. Recognizes the need for innovation and develops or incorporates advances in research concepts to help disseminate the results of research projects.
Manages the preparation of presentations for scientific meetings and scientific manuscripts.
Collaborates and coordinates with other researchers in the group and joint research efforts.
Builds relationships crucial to the success of the lab, PME, and UChicago and manages various special projects, some of which may have organizational and research impacts.
Serves as the primary point of contact and liaison for internal and external constituencies on all matters for the Principal Investigator and their associated labs.
Creates and presents tutorials, hands-on workshops, and documentation to educate the relevant research community, as per the direction of the faculty lead.
Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manages complex data sets for research.
Trains new laboratory personnel.
Contributes to the preparation of presentations for scientific meetings and scientific manuscripts.
Maintains relevant scientific operations, equipment ordering, including activities of students, postdoctoral researchers, and research staff.
Uses specialized depth and breadth of expertise to lead and conduct research experiments.
Interprets and collects data and trains others in the interpretation of data. Leads the dissemination of data and significantly contributes to scientific publications and grant writing.
Leads others to solve complex problems, providing expertise to the team which includes of scientists and clinicians from the University and nationally.
Provides expertise to identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts, such as protocol revisions. Provides expertise to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, or potential subject risks.
Performs other related work as needed.
Doctoral degree with established track record in chemistry, physics, materials science or environmental engineering.
A minimum of seven years of significant work experience; postdoc experience.
Working within an academic and laboratory environment.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Project Management skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong computer skills including calendaring, document management (e.g., Dropbox, Box, etc.), word processing, database management, and spreadsheet skills.
Knowledge of statistical/analytical software.
Familiarity with report writing/submission and manuscript drafting, editing and review.
Knowledge and experience of related research techniques or methods.
Knowledge of and familiarity with local and Federal regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week.
Demonstrated administrative, problem-solving, organization and coordination skills.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
Prioritize urgent tasks while ensuring established deadlines are met.
Flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
Handle stressful, sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion.
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