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Research Professional 1

The University of Chicago (UChicago)

The University of Chicago (UChicago)

About the Department


Established in 2018 within the Department of Neurological Surgery, the Margaret Hackett Family Program in CNS Congenital Anomalies at the University of Chicago (MHFP or the ‘Program’) was created to make a difference by supporting research, patient care, and education initiatives focused on improving the lives of people impacted by congenital anomalies of the central nervous system. The Program’s initiatives include: 1) Providing more complete information leading to a better understanding of congenital anomalies of the central nervous system, 2) Ensuring that patients and families have access to information about the latest treatment options, 3) Advancing collaborative, multi-institutional research that will improve treatment and enhance the quality of life for patients, and 4) Providing compassionate, understanding, and engaged communities for patients and their families. The MHFP at the University of Chicago is supported by the Margaret Hackett Family Center (or the ‘Foundation’). The three pillars of the MHFP are 1) Patient-focused outreach and support, 2) Clinical research, and 3) Basic science/laboratory research.

Job Summary


Under limited direction, engages in a wide variety of clinical and translational research projects related to CNS congenital anomalies as part of the Margret Hackett Family Program (MHFP). Demonstrates familiarity and unique blend of skills and experience through scientific and/or intellectual contributions of expertise to specific/targeted research projects.Responsibilities

  • Facilitates and oversees the PI’s research projects and research group(s).
  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data to support clinical research projects. Organizes data into professional format, summarizes results, and presents data to PI and in research meetings. Monitoring quality assurance for data collection.
  • Provides input on the organization and data handling of current and upcoming clinical trials.
  • Monitors compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
  • Assists the PI in preparation of grant proposals for submission. 
  • Supervises and trains trainees and other research personnel in complex research techniques. Recruits and trains volunteers to assist with clinical research and composition of manuscripts. Oversee MHFP student workers and answers questions regarding data entry.
  • Responsible for oversight and management of clinical database and integration of data stream.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary laboratory meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the MHFP and it’s research activities.
  • Assists with general MHFP administration duties (special events, marketing materials, etc.).
  • Participates in the preparation and writing of grant applications and reports, and co-authors/authors scientific research manuscripts. Provides peer review of grant applications and scientific manuscripts.
  • May present work at scientific meetings.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications



Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.


Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Relevant research experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Attentional to detail.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to establish project action plans and adhere to timelines effectively.
  • Ability to write and assemble manuscripts for publication in clear and concise English.
  • Familiarity with grant preparation.
  • Knowledge of scientific programs and databases such as REDCap.
  • Knowledge of Epic and the Epic Slicer Dicer feature.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

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

Posting Statement


Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

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