At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won’t just find a career – you’ll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Internal Medicine – Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Division
At Rush, we’re passionate about pushing medicine further through our research. That’s why we’re seeking a mature and motivated individual who is well trained in the areas of cellular and molecular immunology and biochemistry to join our team as a full-time post-doctoral research fellow. In this role, you will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values.
• Plan and direct experiments related to cellular immunology, biochemistry and genomic research
• Identify and execute an original research project in the field of hepatology
• Provide data collection, prepare manuscripts and research papers for presentation and/or publications
• Maintain a safe laboratory environment and ensure compliance with governmental and university policies, procedures, rules and regulations
• Responsible for animal handling and for working with animal and human tissues
• Supervise research employees and/or nonexempt staff, as needed
• PhD or MD in sciences or equivalent required
• Up to three years of post doc experience required with cell culture, molecular biology techniques and animal handling
• Strong communication, data analysis, computer and organizational skills
• Some prior experience is required with: flow cytometry (FACS), immune cell isolation from lymphoid and non-lymphoid of murine/human tissue, mammalian cell culture and cell transfection assays
• Expertise in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plasmid purification, RT-PCR) immunoprecipitation/Western blots and extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from patient and murine tissue samples, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry is a must
• Be enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient and interact well with others as part of a team
• Expertise in working with relevant experimental models of disease is a must
• Expertise with confocal imaging techniques, electron microscopy, in vivo imaging as well as analysis of RNA seq data will be a big plus
• Must be able to work at a high level of independence
To apply, please submit your resume to Leanna_E_Bailor@rush.edu.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.