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About the Unit
The Pharmacology Core Facility (PCF) is a shared resource of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) that provides support to investigators conducting clinical pharmacology and biomarker research in the context of cancer clinical trials.
Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.
Career Track and Job Level
Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
The job participates in scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
The Senior Research Technician will provide day-to-day leadership by organizing the workflow and delegating job tasks to Research Technicians.
In addition, the Senior Research Technician will perform services offered by the Facility including sample processing, collection and transmission of ECGs, sample inventory, and shipping among others.
Directly supervise technicians in the Biofluids Core which includes organizing the daily workflow, setting priorities, delegating tasks, staff training, overseeing daily performance, and managing personnel coverage.
Process and ship patient specimens according to study protocols and lab manuals.
Collect and transmit research-related ECGs.
In-service personnel on new ECG machines, and work with vendors to resolve issues if the need arises.
Manage inventory of samples and ECG machines.
Collaborate with the research team to develop improvements to the workflow and methods for quality control.
Attend site-initiation visits with clinical trial sponsors.
Maintain up to date and accurate daily usage logs of samples processed and ECG transmissions.
Create flow sheets for clinical studies incorporating detailed instructions on specimen processing and shipping requirements.
Report status updates to the Biofluids Technical Director.
Ability to train others.
Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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