Postdoctoral Research Associate

Chicago, Illinois
Will be commensurate with experience.
June 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The laboratory of Dr. Mark McCauley in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to recruit a molecular cardiology postdoctoral researcher with previous experience in cardiovascular research. The McCauley laboratory investigates how molecular signaling leads to atrial contractile dysfunction and stroke risk in atrial fibrillation. The laboratory utilizes molecular and electrophysiologic techniques including: Western blotting, co-IP, RNA-seq, qPCR, bioinformatics, mouse echocardiography, mouse electrophysiology studies, and cardiac MRI. The ideal candidate should work independently and collaboratively, and have a keen interest in creative scientific projects.

Job Duties:

  • Design and perform laboratory experiments using cell and molecular biology approaches.
  • Formulate and conduct scientific experiments and analyses.
  • Test, optimize, and implement both new and existing methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Perform complex data collections and laboratory techniques; analyze and evaluate research results.
  • Contribute materials, prepare results and assist in the writing of research findings for publications, papers, presentations and grants.


A PhD in biomedical sciences is required and 2-3 years related research experience is highly desirable. Additionally, prior research experience in one of the following areas is encouraged: cardiovascular diseases, physiology, biophysics, or virology.

Applicants must be within the first four years of receiving their M.D. or Ph.D to be eligible and have a strong research background in cardiovascular sciences.

To apply please visit and upload a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references. The application must be received by July 5, 2021.

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

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

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