University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pathology

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States

Chicago, IL, United States

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Nahed Ismail. This research program’s aim is to determine the cellular and molecular immune mechanisms involved in innate recognition of intracellular bacteria by pattern recognition receptors and the effect of this innate sensing on the acquired immune responses to infection.

Research in this program is both basic and translational in nature and makes use of in vitro and in vivo animal-based model systems. These studies will involve one or more of the following techniques: animal experiments, flow cytometry, T cell proliferation assay, isolation of primary myeloid cells from bone marrow, RT-PCR, western blotting, cell culture using primary cells and cell lines, transfections, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, viral vector-mediated overexpression or silencing, and general immunological and molecular biology methods. The candidate will also play a major role in the preparation of manuscripts that arise from his/her work and will be expected to present his/her work at local and national meetings. The candidate will devote 100% effort to these tasks.


Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national grants.

Doctorate degree in related field received within the last five years is required.

To apply, please send current curriculum vitae to: Dr. Nahed Ismail, MD, Ph.D. at email:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pathology