Staff Scientist-1

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Department

BSD OBA - Executive Administrator: Hatsopoulos Lab

About the Department

Research in the Arce-McShane Lab focuses on the principles of cortical and biomechanical control of oral sensorimotor behavior and how these are affected by learning, aging, and disease (https://voices.uchicago.edu/fritziearcemcshanelab/research/; https://oba.bsd.uchicago.edu; https://bsdpostdoc.uchicago.edu/pdo/). Our lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to understand the interplay between sensation and movement using converging evidence from psychophysics, biomechanics, neurophysiology, and computational modeling.

Job Summary

Participation in projects that looks into changes in cortical and biomechanical processes in healthy aging vs. Alzheimer's Disease.

Responsibilities

  • Animal training

  • Surgical implantation of multi-electrode arrays, EMG, radio-opaque markers

  • Collect electrophysiological and biomechanical data

  • Analyze neural, XROMM (X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology), and behavioral data

  • Support PI with project managements, grant applications, staff supervision

  • Trains and mentors laboratory personnel

  • Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants

  • Performs other related work as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

  • --

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

  • --

Certifications:

  • --

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • PhD in Systems or Computational Neuroscience, Engineering, Biology

Experience:

  • Experience with behavioral neurophysiology

  • Experience with biplanar videoradiography and XROMM

  • Experience with non-human primate research

  • Demonstrated proficiency with network-level computational modeling of neural systems

  • Two or more peer-reviewed papers at the time of appointment

  • Experience with computer programming and analyzing high-dimensional data using Matlab or Python

Application Documents

  • Cover letter (required)
  • Resume (required)
  • Contact information for at least 2 references (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.

Job Family

Research

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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