Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chicago, Illinois
up to 48,000.00
November 28 2018
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a postdoctoral research associate.

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate with terminal PhD or equivalent in molecular biology/developmental biology or related field to study pancreas development and regeneration.

The laboratory is interested in the role of extracellular signaling pathways in pancreas development and how these signaling pathways affect regeneration and cell states in the adult pancreas. We study the role of defined signaling pathway in: (i) pancreatic beta-cell growth and (ii) exocrine to endocrine fate switch both in vivo and in vitro. The candidate will apply histology and imaging, cell biology, genomics and proteomic, as well as other molecular biology techniques to examine multiple mouse models of pancreas development and regeneration.

Job Responsibilities

Design and conduct independent research,

Maintain detailed research record and evaluate experimental data.

Develop proficiency in requisite research techniques

Participate in manuscript and grant writing

Participate in seminars and scientific presentations

Supervise junior lab members

Minimum Qualifications

A recent PhD in cancer biology or related field.

Attention to detail and multi-tasking are crucial for success in this role. 

For full consideration, interested candidates should submit a CV, and contact information of three references, and statement of research interest by January 31, 2019 to Questions regarding the position may be emailed to Dr. Solomon Afelik at

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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