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Research Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychophysics and Electrophysiology Laboratory)

Company: UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis position involves independent leadership and contributions to ongoing research projects. The applicant will be responsible for all aspects of ongoing projects, from development through delivery. Expertise in performing complex laboratory assays, data collection, and ability to direct lower level research staff is essential.Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)Research Develop novel data collection procedures and assays. Conceptualize, initiate, and execute research goals for ongoing lab projects.Develop and write advanced experimental protocols. A strong background and knowledge of common programming languages (MATLAB, R, C) is essential.Perform data collection and/or oversee data collection from human subjects.Analyze data, interpret findings, summarize results, and refine experimental design.Replicate, refine and add/develop new research approaches based on project needs.Advise on new directions for research based on experimental results.Communications Oversee the development of ongoing projects, implement changes as needed, and communicate progress and concerns to the lab's Principal Investigator.Prepare, organize, and communicate research results.Assist with grant writing and development of other documents to secure funding.Assist with progress reports for submission to granting agencies.Author and co-author articles for publication and presentation at scientific symposia and conferences.Staff Management Act as the direct supervisor to lab staff (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians).Guide, train, and advise lower level researchers and students on techniques, methods and procedures.Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience Doctoral degree (PhD) in Applied Psychology, Neuroscience, or closely related field required.Minimum of 5 years of research experience in ophthalmology/visual sciences.Advanced knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods.Expertise in specialized lab research techniques in ophthalmological research.For full consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references by May 26, 2023: University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer employments. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

Keywords: UIC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Chicago , Research Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychophysics and Electrophysiology Laboratory), Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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