Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 29 Feb 2024

Job Summary: We are seeking a creative and a self-motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a multi- disciplinary laboratory at
Rush University in the Department of Surgery. The fellow will work on research geared toward understanding the molecular
mechanisms underlying wound healing, wound infection, and host/pathogen interaction. The fellow will determine drivers
of innate and adaptive immune responses as well as non-immune functions in normal and diabetic wounds in the presence
and absence of infection. This is an NIH-funded project.

Job Responsibilities:
Plans and directs research project in the area of wound healing and infection. Plans experiments and identifies potential
research directions related to research activities; collects, evaluates, interprets and provides documentation of research
data to accomplish research objectives. Provides own data collection, preparation of manuscripts, and research papers for presentation and/or publications. Ensures compliance with governmental and University policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Performs other job-related assignments as assigned. May also be required to supervise research employees and/or nonexempt staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The fellow will lead their own project.
  • The fellow will be responsible to design their own experiments & write manuscripts.
  • The fellow will collaborate with others in the laboratory.
  • The fellow may be asked to provide training and mentoring to students and/or more junior personnel in the lab.

Required Position Qualifications:

  • Earned prior to hiring a PhD or PhD/MD degree.
  • Experience in animal research.
  • Published experience in bioinformatics
  • Experience in flow cytometry.
  • Solid publication track record.
  • Effective writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully interact with a diverse team, including clinicians, IT staff, and scientist across domains.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, efficient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to organize and perform work on several concurrent research projects.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • Animal research
  • Mass spectroscopy
  • Bacterial culturing
  • Microscopy
  • Immunology
  • Strong communication, data analysis, computer and organizational skills

Company Highlights:

Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical
centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient. The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation. As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge. Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News; World Report. Eleven Rush programs were recently ranked among the nations best by U.S. News; World Report. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nations top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

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

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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