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Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
DescriptionThe responsibilities of the Research Program Coordinator will encompass both the role of a bench scientist as well as oversight and management of the day to day technical operations of the lab.
- Performs core research services in physiological monitoring and production of experimental animal models of heart disease as he assists faculty with research projects.
- Maintains a high level of technological proficiency in the techniques offered by the laboratory while continuing to expand his/her skill set and incorporate the latest technological advances.
- Develops and maintains a highly-satisfied customer (faculty) base.
- Responsible for providing services to the members of the institute on a fee for service basis to provide for the generation of animal models of cardiac disease and hemodynamic profiling of such animals. A modern, state of the art facility specifically designed for this purpose is available that includes surgery/anesthesia stations, dynamic pressures and cardiac volume assessment and small rodent ultrasound imaging, among others.
- Advises researchers on animal physiology, experiments involving animal physiology and provides various requested training for researchers.
- Works with live rodents and analyzes data from various experiments.
- Monitors and tracks fiscal administration of the core facility with an eye towards providing excellent service, expanding on new technologies as needs arise and overseeing future anticipated expansion of the core with additional technical personnel.
- Performs other duties as required.
RequirementsMaster's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, supplemented with 3-5 years of previous job-related experience.
- Applicants should have an outstanding track record in animal models of cardiovascular disease and possess expertise in echocardiography and production of surgical animal models of disease including pressure overload hypertrophy and post-MI remodeling particularly in rodents.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data
- Ability to communicate verbally
- Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and established procedures
- Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
- Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to organize workflow
- Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects
- Ability to work as an effective team member
Complexity Factor: Work consists of various duties involving different processes and methods. Factors to be considered differ with each assignment, and elements of the work must be identified and analyzed to determine appropriate action.
Impact Factor: Work has moderate impact on a specific area. Substantial impact on student or patient well-being, comfort or convenience.
Freedom of Action: General instructions are available but employee has latitude to set priorities. Questionable items referred to supervisor.
Safety Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to providing care that is safe. It is expected that all Loyola employees will perform their job function in a professional and competent manner that constantly seeks to reduce the risk of harm to patients, families and co-workers.
Quality Improvement Accountabilities: Loyola is committed to the continuous improvement of the services it provides to its patients and their families. All Loyola employees are expected to participate in quality improvement activities.
Magis & Service Excellence Accountabilities: Responsible for consistently demonstrating our Magis values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment. Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards.
Personal Relationships: Routine job with interpersonal contact
Internal Contacts: Within Department, Cross-departmental, Students, Management, Faculty
External Contacts: Vendors, Visitors
Working Conditions: Normal light, heat, air and space in work environment
Occasionally: Standing, Walking
Frequently: Sitting, Finger/Hand Dexterity, Talking, Hearing, Seeing