Research Specialist I (Miller Lab)

Loyola University-Chicago

United States

February 7, 2022

Description

Position Details Job Title RESEARCH SPECIALIST I

Position Number 8150760 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus Department Name DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE Location Code DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE (06500A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities

A Research Specialist position is available in Dr. Whelton Miller's lab at Loyola University Medical Center in the Department of Medicine. Applicants should have excellent writing skills and able to work both independently and collaboratively. Research focus will emphasize computational chemistry techniques in a Unix/Linux based environment, such as Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics, for theoretical design and study of small molecular compounds, and protein-ligand interactions. Candidates should have a knowledge of various disciplines, such as organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, theoretical/computational chemistry, and computational biology. Should be able to employ several computational techniques to understand, as well as predict molecular interactions, e.g. protein ligand-interactions and protein-protein interactions. “Wet laboratory” experience is a plus. Candidates will work on collaborative research projects with faculty in other research areas, e.g. infectious disease, and cancer. Must be able to work with faculty and mentor students to help support collaborative research projects in the School of Medicine, as well as demonstrated commitment and success working in a diverse and multicultural community

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Minimum Education: Required: Bachelors Degree Specify Degree(s): Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry

Minimum Experience: Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Qualifications

Applicants must have a degree in chemistry, biology, computational science, pharmaceutical science, or related field with research experience and strong publication record. Salary will reflect experience level. This is a 1-year appointment with the possibility of an extension dependent on productivity and available funding. Talented and highly motivated individuals, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references with your application.

Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

N/A

Computer Skills

Outlook, MS Office

Supervisory Responsibilities No Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Open Date 01/04/2022 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Posting https: // www. careers.luc.edu/postings/18576

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please indicate your years of previous job-related experience:
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • One to three years
  • Three to five years
  • Five to ten years
  • More than ten years
  • Why do you want to work for Loyola University Chicago?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
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