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Chicago, IL 60684
About the Department
The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) was established in May 2019 and evolved from the Institute for Molecular Engineering, which was founded in 2011. The PME integrates science and engineering to address global challenges from the molecular level up. The PME’s rigorous academic and research programs are made possible through the University of Chicago’s unique partnership with Argonne National Laboratory. The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is the first new school at the University of Chicago in three decades and the first school in the nation dedicated to molecular engineering. In the next phase of growth as a School, the PME will continue to expand its team of world-class faculty researchers and empower students from diverse backgrounds to collaborate with faculty in cutting-edge facilities. The PME aims to bring solutions for urgent societal problems to the forefront, while training the next generation of scientific leaders and entrepreneurs.
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.
- Provide support for scientific users conducting research in Advanced Crystallography program at ChemMatCARS.
- Development and maintenance of the advanced crystallographic instrumentation as well as participation in the development and maintenance of the beamline control system.
- Expertise in the full range of synchrotron X-ray techniques, including the use of high energy X-rays (3 keV to 70 keV), for studying dynamic, photo crystallography and time-resolved crystallography or high-pressure studies is especially beneficial.
- Planning and conducting workshops to train new scientific users and students in X-ray diffraction and scattering techniques.
- Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
- Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
- Performs other related work as needed
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.
- Ph. D. in Physical Sciences or related field .
- A minimal of two years of synchrotron experience in conducting independent experimental research in advanced crystallography at synchrotron facilities.
- Knowledge in relevant scientific field, research techniques and methods, as well as regulatory policies and procedures.
- Capacity to work in an environment with strict safety regulations.
- Knowledge in relevant scientific field.
- Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
- Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
- Experience with Python and C programming language.
- Knowledge of Linux-based operations systems.
- Analytical skills.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Organizational skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to train others.
- Letter of intention (preferred)
- Research Statement (required)
- Resume (required)
- Reference Contact Information (3) (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.
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- Full time