Society for the Study of Reproduction

Research Scientist

Lurie Children's Hospital & Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


  1. Research Scientist:

The Laronda Lab is seeking an enthusiastic, Research Scientist who is highly motivated to contribute to innovative fertility and hormone restoration research. This position is at the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute and Northwestern University. We are a collaborative lab that aims to understand human gonadal sex determination and how the microenvironment influences folliculogenesis using human specimens, animal models, and iPSC lines. Candidates must have a PhD in reproductive science or a related field, a track record of first author publications and other research dissemination experience. The Research Scientist is expected to have excellent written and presentation skills and established cell culture and molecular biology techniques. This individual would also participate in the NIH Human BioMolecular Atlas Program consortium as the Laronda Lab project manager.


Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

1. Maintains knowledge of relevant scientific literature and technical resources to provide consultative, educational, technical and informational services as needed to staff and faculty.

2. Communicates the results of the study work to the general scientific community through publications and/or oral presentations.

3. Designs, conducts and/or coordinates research studies and projects. Develops and evaluates new procedures and protocols. Collaborates with faculty members and scientists in the performance and analysis of complex research studies.

4. Independently performs various laboratory procedures, including cell culture, microscopy, DNA, RNA

and protein isolation, PCR, DNA sequencing. Ability to be trained efficiently in Laronda Lab specific techniques. May develop own specific project and/or protocols of specific research interest and within focus of the laboratory.

5. Maintains accurate research records and

6. Presents data in group settings.

7. Builds scientific knowledge by reading relevant articles and attending seminars.

8. Demonstrates initiative in solving problems and implementing laboratory procedures.

9. Communicates effectively and builds working relationship with supervisor and co-workers.

10. Participates in the development of new procedures and protocols in the conduct of research studies.

11. Maintains research related materials to include study supplies and equipment, data, publications, submitted grants and other scientific documents.

12. Collaborates with faculty in the preparation of manuscripts.

13. Participates in development of grant proposals.

14. Train and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate trainees.

15. Provide technical guidance to students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty as required.

16. Be an important senior member of the lab that generates robust, quality data and academic outputs and represents the collaborative and innovative lab culture.


1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Medical or Biological Sciences or related field required.

2. A minimum of 5 years of related experience in reproductive biology or related fields, including: genetic, cellular biology, and/or developmental biology research required.

3. Prior data analysis experience in molecular biology, cellular biology, and project management is required.

4. Prior work experience in a wet-laboratory research setting required.

5. Advanced computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite.

6. Strong oral and written communication skills.

7. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68054408
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Lurie Children's Hospital & Northwestern University
  • Position Title: Research Scientist
  • Job Function: Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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