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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Yamada lab

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Salary will commensurate with experience
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kaori Yamada in the Department of Pharmacology & Regenerative Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Yamada laboratory studies the mechanisms of the trafficking of signaling molecules, such as the receptor for the growth factor, which regulates angiogenesis and vascular leakage. The regulation of receptor trafficking is a novel concept for angiogenesis-related and vascular-leakage-related diseases such as cancer growth, cancer metastasis, and eye diseases (diabetic retinopathy and wet AMD). Using mouse models, cell biology, and molecular biology techniques, we are defining the mechanisms of pathological angiogenesis and vascular leakage in these diseases.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The postdoctoral fellow is expected to design and perform the experiments for the research projects in the Yamada lab.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or MD/ Ph.D. degree for a postdoc position.
  • Candidates must have extensive experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and transgenic mouse models.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, and collaborative.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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