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Visiting Research Specialist

University of Illinois-Department of Surgery
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Aug 12, 2021

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

Elucidating at a molecular level the role of various novel upstream signaling molecules regulating growth, apoptosis, and survival in cancer cells, with particular focus on cancer cell resistance to therapy.

The detailed mechanism by which these molecules mediate cancer therapy-resistance and how these pathways are activated will also be studied.

The goal will be to design effective combination therapies to combat drug-resistance and advanced cancer progression. These studies will involve utilizing state-of-the-art molecular, cell biology and biochemical work in tissue culture models (in vitro) as well as in animal models (in vivo), and will require thoughtful, independent experimental designing.

The candidate will be expected to work hard with extreme sincerity, develop scientific interactions thus contributing significantly to our project(s) while maintaining a high level of productivity.

Participation in regular data analysis, scientific manuscript writing, scientific data presentations, journal club presentations including grant application and relevant literature readings will also be required.

*Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field required. Master’s degree in science preferred.

A minimum of 3 years related research experience.

Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.

Proficient in specific lab research techniques.

For full consideration, interested candidates should submit a letter of application and CV by July 28, 2021, to

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the State of Illinois offer competitive wages, benefit programs and resources for employees. UIC is strongly committed to providing equitable benefit options throughout each stage of employment. Many benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Benefits offered by UIC include health care options, wellness programs, educational opportunities, tuition assistance, vacations, holidays and other leave benefits, and University retirement plans. Detailed information on specific employee benefits may be found online at:

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.1. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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