Research Scientist

University of Illinois Cancer Center

Title: Research Scientist - Cancer Center (Job ID #99282)
Department: University of Illinois Cancer Center
Category: Academic Professional
Location: Chicago
Close Date: 08/06/2018

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Description: The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking a Research Scientist to lead the office of Global Assets and Innovative Approaches.

Duties: Direct and oversee the Office of Global Assets and Innovative Approaches. Develop and grow a portfolio of global partnerships that aligns the strengths and interests of cancer center members with global partners and generates new knowledge that potentially impacts our catchment
Develop compete grant applications for federal and foundation grants as PI or co-Investigator
Publish original research (as primary author or co-author) and assist in grant writing and progress reports.
Oversee multiple research projects and conduct data analyses, and program/process evaluations
Participate in scientific hypotheses development and implementation.
Direct research project(s) aims and budgets. Provide scientific direction and expertise on all projects.
Recruit and select qualified talent for research projects as required by sponsored projects. Develop, mentor and manage project staff, plan work assignments and review output.
Provide guidance and expertise to programmatic and research project activities as needed
Attend meetings and committees related to the research projects, and represent the University of Illinois Cancer Center as a liaison with other research scientists and investigators nationally and internationally.

Qualifications: PhD or terminal doctorate in science or health related field required. A minimum of five years’ experience in health-related research experience required. Knowledge of analytic software and statistics.
A minimum of five years’ experience leading project teams preferred.
Demonstrable experience with diplomatic, international relationship development preferred.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.